Code, Humility, and Passion

Learning to code is a great way to elevate your income and quality of life for many people, but learning to code is not equally straightforward for everyone. People learn in different ways. This article hypothesizes a framework for grouping individuals into 3 groups: Self-teachable Individuals Teachable Individuals Learning-Challenged individuals Keep in mind, the above … Read more

7 Reasons Degreed and Enterprise Need Academic Validation

I recently wrote about 3 interesting research questions which could leverage Degreed data. These questions are interesting from an academic perspective, but why should Degreed care? This article explains benefits which would accrue to Degreed and its enterprise users upon the publishing of an academic article (a peer-reviewed paper or a dissertation) addressing the aforementioned … Read more

3 Research Questions for Degreed

Degreed is the leading aggregator of alternative credentials. Their intent is to “jailbreak the degree,” or displace the traditional 4 year bachelor’s education. Section I outlines proposed research questions, emphasizing my preferred question. Section II describes a few possible research designs. Section III notes a collection of related things I have previously written. Section I: … Read more

Another Improvement for Degreed: Material Detection

This article is on a way improve the education evaluation service offered by Degreed. The issue is that Degreed only recognizes video material from YouTube. My initial response to this discovery was to assert that Degreed ought to add Vimeo and the wealth of other quality video providers. On second thought I think that going … Read more

Another Improvement to Degreed: Retainment

Degreed is an education evaluation service. I am a huge fan of Degreed, but I have also been keeping track of ways to improve the service. This article covers one such improvement. Degreed does not account for the ability to retain education. If I read a book 1 year ago, or if I just finished reading … Read more

Duplication in Degreed

This article is on a weakness I noticed with Degreed, an organization and service which evaluates education from nontraditional sources. Duplication of credit for a particular material is a problem in Degreed. For example, the way I encountered this error was through Degreed’s integration with Khan Academy. I have an account with Khan Academy which … Read more

3 Ways to Improve Degreed

This article is about 3 ways, that are really one way, to improve the education evaluating organization and service known as Degreed. There are two large flaws in the way Degreed works, which can be seen as a single kind of flaw, and which I have at least 3 solutions for. The flaw is that … Read more