20 Compelling Open Lectures on Occupy

While the Occupy Wall Street movement may not have the force or media coverage that it did just a few months ago, it’s still a major issue in American society, especially as we approach elections this … View More

Is it Time for DIY Teacher Certification?

There can be no doubt that we live in a DIY world. Khan Academy, YouTube Education, Ted Ed, iTunes U, The Edupunk’s Guide to a DIY Credential, Udacity, eHow, diy Network, and countless other websites … View More

Digital Badges – They’re All Winners!

On March 1, 2012 the winners of the Badges for Lifelong Learning competition (DML4), part of the Digital Media + Learning Conference, were announced. The winners represent an enormous range of areas and … View More

The 10K BA Degree – Good, Bad, Worthy?

The Impetus for Change The high cost of higher education is something of a national obsession – politicians, educators, average citizens, bloggers; everyone is talking about it and what can be done … View More

TED Ed – Sharing the Spark of Curiosity

As educators we are all familiar with the TED talks. These highly enlightening videos appear on the TED site and are immediately viewed and shared by tens of thousands of people around the world. Some … View More

Will Innovation Save Education?

X-Prize founder and unabashed optimist Peter Diamandis sets out in his new book, Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think (2012) (co-authored with Steven Kotler) to convince us that the future is … View More