Category Archives: innovation

Education 2020

Post Factual Times of Magical Thinking –Dec. 14, 2016 [This is the tag line that will begin writings that fall into the strange world after Nov.7th, 2016.]   How do you address the possible futures of education in 2020?  We … Continue reading

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Blockchains as a fresh angle toward centralizing power and wealth?

  Recently a post from Manuel Oretga in the blog Las Indias in English titled “The blockchain is a threat to the distributed future of the Internet” attacked what he sees as thinly veiled corporate centralization of the internet through … Continue reading

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Inaugural Leadership Roundtable on Academic Transformation, Digital Learning, and Design: Towards The Creation of a Discipline?

I was privileged to attend a gathering recently at Georgetown University to talk about the creation of a new academic discipline around learning design.  What follows are some reflections from that stimulating meeting. There is a flurry of work going … Continue reading

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The University as a Learning Design Problem

One of the things I’ve enjoyed in getting to know the community at the University of Texas Austin, is the energy that exists among fellow faculty to rethink the undergraduate experience. This is particularly challenging at a large, research intensive … Continue reading

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The Post Digital Age

Phillip Long, Ph.D. Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation, UQx Project The University of Queensland 10 August 2014 It’s about time we got there. We started with the model of learners working either independently or in a close relationship with … Continue reading

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Innovation – Don Quixote’s Army

From several directions I’ve encountered a set of messages, converging from Twitter, email, and conversation all focused on some aspect of innovation. The general theme is “why it is so hard?”.   A succinct summary to that point was made … Continue reading

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What makes for success & fosters innovation?

With the announcement of Steve Jobs stepping down from the role of Apple’s CEO there have been a flood of responses from various communities like the media, business pundits, and the general public. The majority have recognized that whatever you might … Continue reading

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