Tag Archives: Higher Education

Manipulation: Why we need more of it

The business of education will not be serving the needs of learners if we do not redesign learning experiences for what people need: manipulation. Read more in my Deseret News article “Manipulation: Why we need more of it” (Paisley Caves, … Continue reading

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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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What if social media could actually help students write better papers?

“For many students, social media tends to undermine academic research rather than support it–after all, what student in the throes of paper writing hasn’t grasped for momentary solace in Facebook, Instagram, or the latest Studio C comedy sketch video? But what if … Continue reading

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Groundhogs and Valentines: Freshman Creativity at BYU

New blog post on creativity at BYU’s Creativity, Innovation, and Design group site.  “As a freshman, I learned some important principles of creativity and innovation while planning an unlikely-themed midwinter dance” read more at “Groundhogs and Valentines: Freshman Creativity at BYU.“

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PhDs. Overqualified or underqualified?

Article in Science Magazine tackles the question of whether a PhD program overqualifies or underqualifies someone.  My opinion is that with training nearly exclusively in research in one single research area that PhDs have a valuable, but limited skill set. … Continue reading

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8 Characteristics of the “Innovator’s Mindset”

Insightful blog post on innovation and education.

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