Welcome to the Education Renaissance

This article originally appeared in Huffington Post, Education, March 27, 2012 Today’s disruptive changes in education – from the proliferation of digital devices to the availability of open educational resources, online universities, and badge-based certification – have the field abuzz like never before. Recently I had the opportunity to give a talk at WNET’s Celebration of Teaching and Learning on creating the conditions for innovation in education.… Read the rest

You Say You Want a Virtual Revolution?

This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post, September 17, 2009 In a provocative commentary published in Sunday’s Washington Post, frequent Huffington Post blogger Zephyr Teachout predicts that “a virtual revolution is brewing for colleges.” What digital technology has done to the newspaper business, it will soon do to higher education, she argues.… Read the rest

Open Educational Resources: The Education Ecosystem Comes to Life

This post originally appeared in Opensource.com, January 29, 2010 I was asked to explain why the introduction of open educational resources into the education ecosystem might in fact be one of the most important things that has happened to education in the last 100 years. I guess in centuries before we might have said that it was the Socratic Method, or the advent of public schooling, or teaching to the agrarian calendar.… Read the rest