What is needed for an online university to become a world leader? (part 1)

Approximate Reading Time: 6 minutes I was asked this question yesterday. I may be paraphrasing, but this was the essence of it. It was a good question. I was among a group of peers, but I was also in a position where I didn’t want … Continue reading

Corrosive Leadership

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Although it is not new, I came across this today. Corrosive Leadership (Or Bullying by Another Name): A Corollary of the Corporatised Academy? by Margaret Thornton The literature reveals that the incidence of bullying is increasing in corporate workplaces everywhere. … Continue reading

What is a Game? [Part 1]

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute What is a Game? Games are classified in many different ways and even after going round and round repeatedly, we still can’t seem to agree on what a game actually is. Here are a few examples: Some examples of casual … Continue reading

Is there a 12 step program for scientists?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute [My name is Katrin. And I am a scientist. 😉 ] Note:  no disrespect is meant to any of the real 12-step programs. 1.        We admitted we were powerless over science—that our lives had become uncorrelated. 2.        Came to believe … Continue reading

What Teachers Want [episode 1]

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I’ve been struggling with my youngest son’s school of late. Again. Still. I’ve been struggling with schools, on and off since my oldest first started school – seventeen years ago in 1990. My kids are bright, creative, and independent. Schools … Continue reading

Chalk up another one for FaceBook

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Thanks to the mini-feed from FaceBook, I saw this Blog from Mark Guzdial. It is a MUST READ for anyone concerned about the enrollment malaise the computer science departments continue to face. http://www.amazon.com/gp/blog/post/PLNKUURHQRKBJYSU Here’s an excerpt: “Colin Potts, a professor … Continue reading

More heretic stuff.

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute This time from Stephen Pinker: http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/469317,CST-CONT-danger15.article In defense of dangerous ideas In every age, taboo questions raise our blood pressure and threaten moral panic. But we cannot be afraid to answer them. Be the first to like. Like Unlike … Continue reading