Next Generation Learning Challenges is a collaborative, multi-year initiative created to address barriers to educational innovation and the potential of technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. The organization, in partnership with EDUCAUSE and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, provides investment capital to expand the use of proven and emerging learning technologies. The aim is[…]READ MORE about Falling Through the Cracks – America’s Achievement Gap
Scenario: You have a client that wants cutting edge training, but they don’t have a budget for multimedia – a macaroni and cheese budget with caviar dreams! You’ve overused the same graphic images in your arsenal already and you don’t have the time to scour through the many “free” stock image sites online for the perfect representations. What are your options? Don’t despair! When using graphic images in your training,[…]READ MORE about Slick Graphics on the Cheap!
Bill Taylor’s post on the Harvard Business Review’s Blog Network really got me thinking this week. The question he poses is whether you are learning as fast as the world changes, and Taylor leaves readers with three takeaways, centered around the idea of diversity in learning: The best leaders (and learners) have the widest field of vision. Avoid stale sources of information, and take a cue from Steve Jobs: diverse[…]READ MORE about Diversity & Learning – What’s Missing from Your Internet?