Tag Archives: Disruptive Innovation

Got Skills? Why Online Competency-Based Education Is the Disruptive Innovation for Higher Education

What is the future of Higher Education?  Prescient insights from Michelle Wiese of the Clayton Christensen Institute.  “Got Skills? Why Online Competency-Based Education Is the Disruptive Innovation for Higher Education.“

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What’s the Big Idea? BYU’s Big Idea Pitch 2014

“200 votes. 90 seconds. One big idea. This was the setting for one of the main events for BYU’s Entrepreneurship Week, The Big Idea Pitch, that took place in October. With those 90 seconds, students had the opportunity to present … Continue reading

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Twilight of the Lecture

Great reading and insights about the changing role of the lecture at Universities by Harvard physics professor, Eric Mazur, “Twilight of the Lecture“.  One of my favorite quotes, “He asserts that he is “far more interested in learning than teaching,” … Continue reading

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Reading the Scriptures Geographically: Some Tools and Insights

Back on July 4, 2014, my article “Reading the Scriptures Geographically: Some Tools and Insights” was published by Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture. Why Geographical Visual Learning? Humans are visual learners.  The content area of scripture is primarily conceptual … Continue reading

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The Invention Machine.

“Nottingham…as a college intern, ate lunch by the pond of the General Motors Technical Center, envisioning a corporate life for himself–until one of the company’s top designers disabused him. “He said, ‘John, this is the greatest R&D center in the world,’ ” … Continue reading

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What are the futures of Higher Education?

This article explains one possible avenue.  Quotes I found interesting are: “The business models implicit in higher-ed are broken.  Public institutions will not see increasing state funding and private colleges will not see ever-rising tuition.” “[The] solution [is] to tackle what … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Education is Upside Down

Universally (nearly, at least) undergraduate education starts with a bunch of general education courses that all students must complete before graduation.  These courses are taught as introductions to specific fields and/or as weed-out courses.  That is, they are meant to … Continue reading

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