Since the turn of the millennium, drawing conclusions from tried and true experience doesn’t always result something expected. We live in a world of options, change and constant acceleration, so … Continue reading Rigid thinking? Disrupt yourself
A while ago, I completed an intensive technical certification program. The quality instructor guided a wide range of participants from recent college grads to seasoned folks like me through the … Continue reading Value, return and the liberal arts
Now living on the California coast, I am being introduced to surfboards and surf culture. I know that surfers are a tightly knit group, but I hadn’t thought surfing would … Continue reading Complacency and a wave of disruptive innovation
Yesterday marked my last day at Blackboard. It was an incredible experience meeting and working with so many great people over the years who genuinely care about students, learners and … Continue reading Last Day at Blackboard
Discussions around improving the student experience are becoming more common across higher education, which has been an area of focus of my work over the years. Some efforts have been … Continue reading Shifting a university’s student experience
For decades, artificial intelligence (AI) has been trodding along a hype curve filled with aspiration and disappointment fueled (and fueling) pop culture fascination and fear. When there seemed to be … Continue reading 2016: The Cubs, AI, headaches and hangovers
It is hard to believe that I’ve been at Blackboard for six years. I feel like I just walked across the Midway at the University of Chicago for the first … Continue reading Six Years at Blackboard
“How Flexible Work Policies Can Boost ROI” or how changing employee demographics is evolving employer culture. http://bit.ly/1UPUM8x This item was shared via LinkedIn on April 13, 2016 at 02:00PM.
Moving from trend to trajectory, digital commerce and workforce evolution are affecting business and employer culture. http://bit.ly/1Yb7i07 This item was shared via LinkedIn on April 14, 2016 at 02:00PM.
Purdue has announced its new competency-based bachelor’s degree, and joins the list of institutions adopting the model. CBE’s growing acceptance in higher education is important beyond the educational approach as … Continue reading CBE is Taking Hold
As the saga of Microsoft’s Tay Twitter Bot rolls on, I’ve been thinking about near-term predictions around AI use in student services to automate some front line interactions. Good idea … Continue reading AI-driven Student Support? Not Yet
In a non-merger move, two Maryland research universities wish to forge a partnership to strengthen programs and compete. Sounds very similar to the concept of the “Universities of Chicago” floated … Continue reading Unconventional University Expansion