A new mobile learning platform to empower teachers and scale relevant education

If 2012 was the MOOC (massive open online course) revolution, 2017 was the mobile learning revolution. Over the last six years, digital education has proven a cheap and easy way to scale and democratize knowledge. With online courses available via desktop and now increasingly via smartphone, hundreds of thousands of people have gained access to … Continue reading A new mobile learning platform to empower teachers and scale relevant education

Interactivate your event

Ideas to leverage technology to optimize in-person time Hundreds of people in slacks and business jackets amble leisurely to their seats at round tables sprinkled with notebooks, pens with corporate logos stamped on the sides, and carafes of water. A slide at the front of the room shows a static image with the panelists’ and … Continue reading Interactivate your event

Educating to Connect with Customers: Lessons from the Fashion Industry

Why does a Chanel jacket cost upwards of $4000 USD? Is it the tweed that freed women from constricting corsets, made timeless by Gabrielle Chanel? Perhaps the expert artisan craftsmanship producing intricate woven designs? Or, it must be the long and well-known history behind the iconic brand. Actually, it's all of these things. But they … Continue reading Educating to Connect with Customers: Lessons from the Fashion Industry

Alternative Predominant Modalities to Videos in Humanities Courses

Videos are the predominant modality of teaching in this new wave of online education. For humanities courses in particular, the bare minimum advancement is that videos digitize the traditional course lecture, allowing students to learn at their own pace, anytime and anywhere. More complex videos heighten production quality, especially when the lecturer is on-camera, and … Continue reading Alternative Predominant Modalities to Videos in Humanities Courses

Online Education Delivery Platforms

Having created online courses with Udacity, Udemy, NovoEd, and OpenEdX, I’ve been compiling thoughts on components of an online education platform. Frustratingly, the features I describe below are not all available for any one platform, but alas, we see time and again that we are both advanced and restrained by technology. Whether we like it … Continue reading Online Education Delivery Platforms

My Online Teaching Style

As educators get involved in online education, they'll start to realize their unique style in teaching, which is totally different online than in-person. Here's a demo of my online teaching style. See Make your own instructional videos to learn how I make these. This is one of my favorite topics because it demonstrates the similarity between … Continue reading My Online Teaching Style