Two Disruptive New Precedents in Higher Education

This article will cover two new trends in higher education which may disrupt the institution of higher education in the US and elsewhere. I cover education reform, as an institution not only as a public policy, quite often. In one article I specifically mention that MOOCs provide an new model of education with significant benefits … Read more Two Disruptive New Precedents in Higher Education

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?

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