An Open Letter to President Obama On Free & Open Education

Dear Mr. President, I’m writing regarding your recent announcement about a forthcoming proposed plan for making the first two years of college free in the United States. I realize that Continue Reading →

Educational Innovation, Media Coverage & The Example of MOOCs

I’ve run into a number of educators recently who were critiquing the trendy-ness of modern education. “There is always something new,” they explain, “but they never last.” In fact, I’ve Continue Reading →

Credentials, Gatekeepers, & Openness in Education

I’m a product and proponent of formal education, at least in part. I serve as an academic administrator and a professor of educational design and technology. I am also one Continue Reading →

6 Elements of Democratizing Education

Democratize to make (a country or organization) more democratic : to make (something) available to all people : to make it possible for all people to understand (something) Follow my Continue Reading →