The Real Threat to Online Learning

I am currently writing this on a sticker covered, eight-year-old laptop running Ubuntu that my 10 year old uses for surfing the web, writing poetry, and entertaining her younger brother. My one year old … View More



A Fridge Full of Thanksgiving Leftovers

I have been writing for this blog since July and have looked at a wide array of subjects through my perspective as an instructional technologist, teacher, professor, administrator, and human being. Some … View More



The Truth Behind the “Freshman 15” Myth

By: Travis Bauer Weight conscious college students rejoice! A recently published study refutes the all-to-prevalent notion regarding weight gain during a student’s first year at college, otherwise … View More



Profiting off of Young Minds

(Image from johntrudell.com) Let’s be clear at the outset: While this post and the previous one were inspired by the recent bad press directed at "for-profit" colleges, the idea that they are the … View More



For Profit Colleges: A Dying Breed?

Due largely to continuing economic struggles, government scrutiny, and newly imposed regulations, enrollment is down sharply in the past year at for-profit colleges, as the following graphic demonstrates … View More