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Can Online Fundraisers Save Struggling Schools?

Emily Richmond | Posted 04.02.2015 | Education
Emily Richmond

A couple of recent stories highlight schools turning to online fundraising to provide students with everything from basic classroom supplies to long-distance field trips.

In Defense of the Campus

Stephen Kuusisto | Posted 04.02.2015 | College
Stephen Kuusisto

In my years of study and teaching, much of what's proved valuable in intellectual terms has happened in corridors, cafeterias, while walking up hill or down or when I've invited students to accompany me across campus as I pursue some errand.

How to Use Online Learning as Part of Your Test Prep

Chuck Cohn | Posted 03.17.2015 | College
Chuck Cohn

In recent years, online learning has become an increasingly popular option for many students. Because online learning shatters the traditional borders of education, students can immediately access many benefits that were previously unavailable to them.

How to Be Obnoxious Online

Larry Womack | Posted 03.12.2015 | Media
Larry Womack

The truly committed, heinous online asshat must believe that he or she is really speaking for the silent majority. That each like really represents one percent of the American public. That, deep down, they are not being awful. Of course, if someone really wanted to stand out, they could always try behaving with some degree of decency.

Oprah, Zuckerberg and My Workforce Skills Aha Moment

Emad Rizkalla | Posted 04.18.2015 | Business
Emad Rizkalla

Some call it the Eureka Moment. Oprah calls it the Aha Moment. Whatever you call it, you'll know it when it happens. It is that moment when, after pondering a dilemma, the solution appears clear and in focus.

Unprecedented Opportunities: Online Learning Explosion Empowers GenDIY

GenDIY | Posted 04.11.2015 | Education
GenDIY

In January of 2013, I had no sooner finished speaking to a group of independent school leaders about how online and blended learning would impact their schools in the future, when one of the audience members rushed up to tell me why I was wrong.

The Jewish Day School Discussion: Take Two

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 03.25.2015 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

It's damn expensive to send multiple kids to Jewish day schools. It's expensive to send just one. Jews still feel like they are being priced out of their religion, but there's a sliver of hope -- schools that employ blended learning that charge $9,000 tuition per child as opposed to the standard $15,000-$18,000

GenDIY Profile: Spyros Fotiou

GenDIY | Posted 03.17.2015 | Education
GenDIY

As traditional academic institutions scramble to adjust to the demands of the ever-changing marketplace, Generation Do-It-Yourself ("GenDIY") is taking matters into their own hands by shaping the paths of their careers themselves.

GenDIY Profile: The Justin Myrick

GenDIY | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact
GenDIY

Justin Myrick's YouTube channel is like a time capsule of American adolescence in the twenty-teens -- when everyone's an online video star, and those who want to be actual stars, like this actor-singer-dancer-writer-producer-director, have to shine that much brighter.

You Must Change Your Life

Otto Scharmer | Posted 03.09.2015 | Education
Otto Scharmer

We live on a razor's edge. From one instant to another, any of us can regress to yesterday's mindset or connect with an emerging future possibility.

Why Does College Cost So Freaking Much?

Jonathan Haber | Posted 03.08.2015 | Education
Jonathan Haber

As I began to look into this question a bit more deeply, the answers and arguments I discovered seemed as uninformed or contradictory as those surrounding massive open learning.

Scaling High Quality Teacher Education: Balancing Technology With The Human Touch

Archana Iyer | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Archana Iyer

For every child to have the opportunity to attain an excellent education, we need our teacher education to empower our teachers with belief in the potential of every child, to offer best-in-class pedagogical practices, and to enable them to take ownership of their own development journey.

Online Education, With Great Investment, Can Provide Extraordinary Opportunities for Students and Faculty

James Goldgeier | Posted 02.08.2015 | College
James Goldgeier

In recent months, news has emerged from universities around the country indicating that a significant level of skepticism remains about online education.

Generation Do-It-Yourself ("GenDIY") Imperatives

GenDIY | Posted 02.03.2015 | Education
GenDIY

Xavier goes to high school four hours a day, four days a week in a one-story office building renovated like a college-lounge-cum-tech-startup, complete with couches, high-top tables, free snacks, and classmates sporting big Dre Beats headphones.

This Dyslexic-Friendly Font Could Help The 1 In 5 People Living With Condition

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact

A few subtle tweaks to a letter's shape can make a world of difference to some readers. By creating a new typeface with slight but impactful change...

The Competitive Edge: Grow Your Business by Growing Your Professional Skills, Knowledge, and Network

Ciara Pressler | Posted 12.31.2014 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

In your career and your business, moving forward is about what you know and who you know. Are you dedicating enough time and energy to growing both ...

Is the Internet Costing Lumberjacks Their Jobs?

Jerry Patterson | Posted 12.06.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

If you are a financial advisor, embrace the web and leverage digital learning to enhance your value proposition. Dedicate time to identify good videos, websites, digital books, webcasts, online classes and search terms related to financial planning.

Are You Ready for Online Learning?

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 11.30.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Prospective online students often ask us is "How do I know if I'm ready for an online course?" For adult students who may be juggling full-time jobs, families or other obligations the answer almost always involves time commitment.

7 Learning Styles to Up Your Management Game

Anne Loehr | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

Whether they realize it or not, people have two to three preferred learning styles. Think about it; when you have to learn something new, do you prefer to hear it, read it or touch it physically? Do you naturally make up songs about things?

Be a Savvy Scholar When It Comes to Choosing an Online or Community College Education

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 11.15.2014 | Education
Felix W. Ortiz III

Fall ceremoniously signals the traditional back-to-school season and with that a myriad of questions and concerns from those seeking to enroll in onli...

The Global Search for Education: Learn by Action

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.08.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"No matter the platform, people will always need to know how to understand, analyze and reflect upon larger contexts and systems. That pro-active cre...

The Global Search for Education: Pictures with Links

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.18.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Amelia Bedelia The Book Report -- by Lisa Johnson For teachers and educators, the ability to creatively combine web content with interactiv...

Unexpected Ways Millennials Are Impacting Higher Education

Zach Cutler | Posted 09.20.2014 | Education
Zach Cutler

So how are Millennials changing higher education, and what does the industry need to do to keep in touch with digitally-savvy students? Here are just a few solutions for bridging the divide between higher ed and Gen Y

Educational Tech: What's Next?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 09.19.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Following the successful mobile gaming application business model, ed-tech companies are starting to offer free services with paid upcharges. Consider Candy Crush Saga a way of doing business.

What The Top 30 Personal Finance/Wealth Influencers Know That You Don't

April Rudin | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
April Rudin

Perhaps the quietest, yet most pernicious, danger we face is the lack of financial knowledge. Every year, this ignorance leaves millions of Americans woefully unprepared to fund their children's education or enter retirement.