Best question I’ve heard in a while: “K-12 & higher education are considered separate systems. What if they converged?” [Young]

K-12 and higher education are considered separate systems. What if they converged? — from edsurge.com by Jeff Young Excerpt: Education in America is a tale […]

“Under the Hood: Learning Design Behind Georgia Tech’s Degrees at Scale” + “Learning How to Learn: Anatomy of a good MOOC”

Under the Hood: Learning Design Behind Georgia Tech’s Degrees at Scale — from evolllution.com by Shabana Figueroa and Yakut Gazi Excerpt: Rolling out the MM program […]

Income Share Agreements (ISA’s) don’t incentivize institutions to reduce the costs of obtaining a college degree [Christian]

From DSC: The article below caused me to reflect on the idea of using Income Share Agreements (ISAs) as a way for students to get […]

Future Forward: The Next Twenty Years of Higher Education [Blackboard, w/ a variety of contributors]

Future Forward: The Next Twenty Years of Higher Education — from Blackboard with a variety of contributors Excerpts: As you read their reflections you’ll find […]

Artificial intelligence will transform universities. Here’s how. [Dodgson & Gann]

Artificial intelligence will transform universities. Here’s how. — from weforum.org by Mark Dodgson & David Gann Excerpt: The most innovative AI breakthroughs, and the companies […]

Reflections on “Coding bootcamp graduate for every 3.5 university grads” [Ravipati]

From DSC: According to the article below, bootcamps appear to be filling several (perceived and/or real) gaps. Quoting from the article: Why are students enrolling in […]

Reflections on “In an AI-powered world, what are potential jobs of the future?”

In an AI-powered world, what are potential jobs of the future? — from readwrite.com Excerpt: With virtual assistants answering our emails and robots replacing humans […]

Create strong faculty & student relationships with student-recorded name pronunciations.

NameCoach Create strong faculty and student relationships with student-recorded name pronunciations.   Also see: Software helps instructors stop mangling hard-to-pronounce student names — from edsurge.com […]

Share of good jobs held by those without a BA has shrunken from 60% in 1991 to 45% today.

‘Good Jobs’ Still Exist; Most Require Post-High School Education — from campustechnology.comby Dian Schaffhauser Excerpt (emphasis DSC): Good jobs — those that pay at least $35,000 […]

Lessons From Flipped Classrooms and Flipped Failures [Young & Talbert]

Lessons From Flipped Classrooms and Flipped Failures — from edsurge.com by Jeff Young, with Robert Talbert Excerpt: So a few years ago Talbert, a math […]

Reflections on “Digital Ivy: Harvard Business School’s Next Online Program” [Corcoran]

Digital Ivy: Harvard Business School’s Next Online Program — from edsurge.com by Betsy Corcoran Excerpts: A triad of Harvard institutions—its business School, the Harvard John […]

Chatbot “Bobbot” has driven 1000’s of potential leads, 10% increase in converting visitors to students

Codify Academy Taps IBM Cloud with Watson to Design Cognitive Chatbot — from finance.yahoo.com Chatbot “Bobbot” has driven thousands of potential leads, 10 percent increase […]

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