There’s an education bubble, which is, like the others, psychosocial. There’s a...– Peter Thiel, The American Interest
Ideas into Reality: Kony 2012
Invisible Children’s “Kony 2012” is the most concise and well thought out plan I’ve ever seen in my life to turn an idea into reality. I think a lot of people in social media and advocacy grew up this week and realized what’s possible with passion and a good story. The YouTube sensation is not about Joseph Kony at all, it’s about an American the world just...
Bottom Up or Top Down?
A quick read, but one of my favorite books of 2011 was Forces For Good: The Six Practices of High Impact Nonprofits. One of the big questions that was brought up was “User Adoption Strategy: bottom up or top down”? Work with the individual or with the institution? The clear answer in the research Leslie Crutchfield and Heather Grant put together was Answer: C, Both. To create big...
Once you’ve recognized that textbooks are just an assemblage of resources and...– Apple and the Digital Textbook Counter-Revolution (via adventuresinlearning)
The Future of Influence
As Facebook unravels it’s social timeline, as Klout & Peer Index develop their “Reputation Indicators”, as TED reaches 50 trillion hits, as Quora & Stackoverflow get people jobs, as social applications reveal more of the choices people around you are making with their time and resources…. … does it ever make you think that the future of society will be led...
The acceleration of P2P learning is vital to allowing people around the world to...– Me
A child in Africa with a smart phone today has access to more information than...
Reputation > Degree →
What if I told you that in the future people will be hired based on how well they answer questions on Quora? Oh wait, that’s already happening. Outside of traditional, K12 education you have…here it comes…non-traditional education. How many students are in the world pursuing non-traditional education pathways? Answer: a lot. There are others, but Quora is a good example of...
Learning is one thing and acquiring knowledge is another. Learning is a...– J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life (via humanscaleschools)
Career Advice to Future Ed-Tech Aficionado's
Had dinner tonight with tech strategist guru @easonlw and some sharp tech pros from Rocktech. My big take away for children of the 80’s and younger is if you want to have an impact in technology for the next 50 years and/or you want to be really valuable to someone else then focus on one of two areas (or both) with your time: Big Data - “Big Data analytics represents a big...
A library? It’s like iTunes, but on paper.