Is Educational Technology Making a Difference in Education?

I had the opportunity to lead a recent webinar on whether educational technology making a difference in education? Are we seeing increases in student engagement and student learning? Or, is Continue Reading →

9 Critical Issues in the National Educational Technology Plan

Over the upcoming weeks, I will be reviewing and reflecting on 2016 National Educational Technology Plan, a Department of Education document that seeks to cast a vision and priorities for educational technology Continue Reading →

My Flawed EdTech Prediction About the LMS & Why I Got it Wrong (Or Did I?)

In 2006 I was at a distance learning conference, and someone was interviewing participants, asking them to share one prediction that they have about the future of distance learning. I Continue Reading →

The problem with, “I already tried that.” in educational innovation.

Whether you are in education or any other field, you have no doubt experienced this. An administrator or professional development facilitator encourages (or maybe even required) a teacher to implement a new practice Continue Reading →

From Degrees to A Lifelong Educational Ecosystem

This is an age of unbundled education and it can be argued that higher education institutions are sleeping giants in this realm. As such, I’ve been grappling with a concept Continue Reading →

The Ill-Defined Alphabet Soup of Letter Grades in Schools

What does a letter grade mean? Scan a dozen school handbooks or University course catalogs and you will find a largely consistent definition for letter grades. A = Superior B Continue Reading →