Category Archives: Post-Degree Education

Identifying Educational Revolutionaries

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 »

What We Should Learn from the Ebola Outbreak

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 »

Accumulating Evidence of the Value of Collection-Based Services

In a June 12 post I described the digital gold rush in occupational education and services. The evidence continues to accumulate that the most promising approaches are built on: Curated digital collections Online communities of learning and practice; and Incorporating adaptive-learning or search-and-recommend technologies. Traditional information services companies and publishers are leading many of these… Read More »

Six Significant Hurdles (to building value from curated collections)

It seems as though any university, publisher, or professional society should be able create a robust curated collection for education and decision support.  These types of enterprises have most of the right assets and experience. They employ, or have access to, many individuals with directly relevant content knowledge.  They have commercial and organizational experience in… Read More »

Health Professions Post-Degree Education Moves Deeper Online

The Khan Academy, which dominates K-12 test prep education with high-quality free content, is moving into professional test preparation with the launch of a set of lessons for future nurses.   In this case the Khan Academy’s signature video tutorials (voice over hand drawn graphics) were produced in collaboration with the Jonas Center and the American… Read More »