Category Archives: Educational technology

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 »

The New Calculus of Investment in Post-Secondary Educational Services

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 »

Convergence of Continuing Education and Decision Support Systems

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 »