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 3 Ways to Improve Degreed

Degreed Continues the Evolution of Education

Degreed is another example of alternative education. In the past I have written about game-based learning, homeschooling and other models of education. All of these technologies increase the quality per dollar of education by leaps and strides over the status quo. Degreed operates by aggregating, validating and valuing all kinds of educational resources. Notably, Degreed supports … Read more Degreed Continues the Evolution of Education

Bryan Fischer: ObamaCare Threatens Homeschooling

Homeschooling takes power from the central government and gives it to the family in a very powerful way, through education. It is freedom at its finest. Homeschooling not only produces consistently better results, it does so cheaper, in a way that minimizes government, in a way that maximizes personal responsibility, in a way that strengthens … Read more Bryan Fischer: ObamaCare Threatens Homeschooling

Why Should You Try Game-Based Learning?

[From John: Check out this reblogged article on game-based learning. Game-based learning, also called ‘gamification‘ of education, is closely related to the use of badges. I am a huge fan of badges and I see them displacing degrees and even substituting for certificates in the near future. Also, as a gamer, I realize the potential … Read more Why Should You Try Game-Based Learning?

3 Ways Google Says Education Changing

Education is changing. I have talked much about it including the superiority of homeschooling and the replacement of degrees and certifications with badges. Turns out Google is noticing the same thing. Laszlo Bock is the Senior Vice President for People Operations at Google. That is basically Google’s Human Resources (HR) department and they make hiring … Read more 3 Ways Google Says Education Changing

Economic Efficiency Found in New Models of Education

This article by Discovery News notes that a Masters Degree can be obtained from Georgia Tech in cooperation with an online educational organization called Udacity for a mere cost of $7,000. The cost is about $40,000 at Georgia Tech’s physical campus according to the article. In other news Ron Paul recently released a home-school curriculum. … Read more Economic Efficiency Found in New Models of Education

My Thoughts on Raising Minimum Wage

A friend of mine, an intelligent one at that, recently posted on Facebook that he would raise minimum wage. He said he would do this because there are many poor people and their income rises very slowly. I didn’t even address the problem that the term poor is a nearly useless designation. Instead I went … Read more My Thoughts on Raising Minimum Wage

A Short Recommendation and Defense of Homeschooling

The case for homeschooling is simple: It produces superior results compared to public or even private schooling in virtually every statistically normalized study ever done. Here’s one comprehensive study. It achieves those results for a tiny sliver of the cost. Technology has advanced to the point that anyone can homeschool. Anyone. It encourages personal responsibility … Read more A Short Recommendation and Defense of Homeschooling