Course Gateway has changed its name to The New Advisory Group. The New Advisory Group works on behalf of companies, universities, and governments to create and leverage global networks for research and professional education. Look for the renamed company’s website at www.newadvisorygroup.com in May 2016.
The ASU/edX creation of the Global Freshman Academy and LinkedIn’s acquisition of Lynda.com are landmark events in very different segments of the post-secondary education market. They both reflect a major technology-enabled transition in post-secondary education but which event represents a revolution in post-secondary education? Competency – The long-standing agreement between students and teachers is that… Read More »
In most of the world demand for affordable employment-relevant post-secondary education greatly exceeds supply. While experts will quibble, this is arguably the case in the United States and Europe and obviously the situation in developing and emerging economies around the world. This long-standing fact is, however, only one-half of an investment thesis. There is… Read More »
With regard to professional and occupational knowledge and practice, education and decision support have always been close cousins. You may learn your profession as a pharmacist, structural engineer, or urban planner at a university but you will turn to various decision support tools (reference works, manuals, short online tutorials) to deal, in the workplace, with… Read More »
Ebola doesn’t spread by mysterious means, we know how it spreads. So we have the means to stop it from spreading, but it requires tremendous attention to every detail. Tom Frieden, director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, August 25, 2014 The current West African Ebola crisis brings into sharp relief the challenges of… Read More »
The convergence of digital publishing, online communities, and online education continues at a rapid pace and those of us in the business have to adopt new language to describe processes and outcomes that did not exist years or even months ago. An August 1, 2014 article in the media section of the New York… Read More »
This summer Microsoft is rolling out an authoring and delivery tool, called Office Mix, that seems likely to drive down the cost of preparing online lessons and tutorials, and of building digital collections for education, decision support and knowledge management. Office Mix extends Powerpoint 2013 (with the addition of a web camera) to enable users… Read More »