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I Was Wrong About Microsoft And Google Aug 5, 2022

In this era of digital transformation, self-paced online courses are just like textbooks: necessary but insufficient.

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Stop The Shouts Of Burnout Jul 22, 2022

Why are college faculty and deans complaining about burnout when their jobs are probably too good to be true?

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CCR: College & Career Readiness or Creedence Clearwater Revival? Jul 9, 2022

College and career readiness (CCR) is way off balance, with states and school districts privileging college over career and apprenticeship.

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Healthcare Licensing Hellscape Jun 24, 2022

Requiring licensure for entry-level/low-risk healthcare professions and then adding a degree requirement is a Russian nested doll of bad decisions.

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TikTok U Jun 10, 2022

As video has replaced text as Gen Z’s medium of choice, publishers, courseware developers, colleges, and K-12 leaders must prioritize video-enabled learning.

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Trust Gap: Why Starbucks Is Unionizing But Amazon Isn’t May 27, 2022

Large employers of frontline workers are in a better position than unions and colleges to help close the trust gap for dislocated and disaffected Americans.

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Full-Stack Writing May 13, 2022

Becoming full-stack writing institutions will allow colleges to answer student concerns about employability while remaining honest about the technical/digital and (other) business skills academic institutions aren’t well positioned to address.

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College Is About To Get Its Own Tea Party Apr 29, 2022

Unless colleges and Democrats take preemptive action, the Biden administration’s student loan moratorium qua forgiveness could easily lead to a Republican war on higher education.

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Is It An Apprenticeship? Apr 15, 2022

Unlike cakes, apprenticeships couldn’t be easier to identify: You’re not an apprentice unless and until you’re hired as an employee by an actual employer.

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Who Is The Shohei Ohtani Of Higher Education? Apr 1, 2022

Unless colleges are willing to hire leaders with non-academic backgrounds, most would be better off ditching their presidents for lower cost readily available replacements.

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