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Hacking Homework

Jonathan Haber | Posted 02.16.2014 | Education
Jonathan Haber

For students today have access to the world's greatest library -- the Internet -- on their hip at any given moment, meaning everything from guidance to "the answers" are always just a Google search away.

MOOCs and Lifelong Learners

Jonathan Haber | Posted 02.11.2014 | Education
Jonathan Haber

An argument asks why schools and investors should be sinking millions into creating MOOCs that we all know just benefit older, educated, professional (and by implication well-off, middle-class) lifelong learners who already have so much.

A MOOC Thought Experiment

Jonathan Haber | Posted 02.09.2014 | Education
Jonathan Haber

If reading had evolved so that it only ever took place on a computer screen, would we look at the book as some primitive artifact, or as a marvelous and superior technology to be celebrated for its high-resolution user interface, portability and convenience?

Define 'MOOC'

Jonathan Haber | Posted 02.04.2014 | College
Jonathan Haber

While it's tempting to just fall back on the acronym and say that if a course is massive, open and delivered online then it must be a MOOC, once you dig into the details, it turns out that each one of these words is either ambiguous or open to challenge.

What's a MOOC Worth?

Jonathan Haber | Posted 07.04.2013 | College
Jonathan Haber

If people are willing to pay $2,000 or more per credit when a course is taken within a degree-granting institution, but less than 5 percent of that for the same course stands alone, that's a pretty strong indication of where the value in the college course truly lies.

Sources for Courses

Jonathan Haber | Posted 05.29.2013 | College
Jonathan Haber

While a bulk of their classes would probably be considered technical training or self-help in nature, they do include some interesting humanities and social sciences items in their library.

More Learning vs. More Degrees

Carl Creasman | Posted 03.10.2013 | College
Carl Creasman

Currently it seems as if the general public, along with many of our national leaders, believe that what will fix our country are "more children with more degrees." In this belief, if we really are hoping this will fix our country, we are instead doomed.

How a Kid From Turkey Changed Learning

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

Eren Bali grew up in a small village in Turkey. "My primary school was a one-room schoolhouse where a single teacher tried her best to teach five dif...

Kindergarten Teacher Becomes A Millionaire Selling Lesson Plans

Posted 10.24.2012 | Education

Deanna Jump, a 43-year-old kindergarten teacher in Georgia, has unexpectedly become a self-made millionaire -- by selling her lesson plans to other te...

The Future of Education Reform

Douglas Crets | Posted 06.05.2012 | Small Business
Douglas Crets

A certain generation works on the web, their conversation is actually more than just talk and relationships with politicians. It's proactive, active talk.