A Solution to the College Crisis

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Corporate colleges

 

Higher education in the United States is broken. Costs are ouf of control. Students are dissatisfied. Graduates can’t get jobs. Says MIT’s Andy McAfee, “What’s going on is halfway between a bubble and a scandal.”

I propose we put higher ed back on track by founding Corporate Colleges.

Corporate colleges break higher ed into its constitutent parts and reassemble Continue reading

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Texas

The Strip

Tripping through Texas

Closed on Sunday
because God’s service
is better than ours.

Barbed wire.

Cattle, oil, mesquite, prickly pear,
Cowboy boots, Stetsons, buzzards,
Roadkill, skunk smell, Hummers.

Bar-BQ, chichen fried steak,
Dairy Queen, Applebee’s, Sonic,
Enchiladas, chicken fried chicken.

Sheep and prickly pear and jack rabbits, but not to eat.

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Business+MOOCs: the Hangout recording

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Free-form responses on MOOCs+Business

Free-form responses. n=20, Business+MOOCS Survey 2/25-26/2103

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What is positive about MOOCs?

Remote access to material/course heretofore unavailable

2/26/2013 3:48 PMView Responses

I had access to professionally presented information that I otherwise would not.

2/26/2013 3:16 PMView Responses

Available anytime and free. Ability to move at own pace.

2/26/2013 7:36 AM

Access to content, arranged Continue reading

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On Air

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Modularity, BMWs, & MOOCs

Recognize this? It cost me $1,000.

bmwWhen my car was detailed, this part of the steering column was damaged. It doesn’t come any smaller. You can’t buy these individually.

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BMW has decreed that you have to buy all these parts, even when some of them are perfectly okay. (My car’s issue was with the collar thing-a-ma-bob in the center.)

Dumb design, eh? It’s Continue reading

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Can your team’s marriage be saved?

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by Jay Cross

Return to: http://clomedia.com/views/articles/can-this-marriage-be-saved/

 

The National Institute of Mental Health spent millions of your tax dollars to build John and Julie Gottman a Love Lab. At the lab, personnel observed thousands of couples. They shot video, monitored heart rates, jitteriness and skin conductivity. They amassed recordings of Continue reading

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Retreat gear

Thursday I’m off to a retreat in Texas. People are talking about what they will bring. Coffee, vino, whatever.

I think of UTAOU people as life designers, not instructional designers. Surely we can bring something beside stimulants and depressants. I’m going to bring a bag of weird stuff to try to get our motors running:

 

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In the bag are:

carpet boules
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Moon shots with Canon SX50 HD cam

8504552636_4484edda8b_kClick these to see the moon through a 1200 mm lens.

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MOOC Links

moocBusiness+MOOCs Hangout on Air
February 27, 9:30 am Pacific time.

Calendar link.

Join the Google+ Learning Community to stay in the loop.

Instructions for watching on YouTube will appear at the Learning Community at show time.

Clark Quinn will manage our back channel on Twitter. #QMOOC

Links

Jay’s MOOC bookmarks

195 posts about MOOCs 14 articles on MOOCs

Using mLearning and MOOCs to Understand Continue reading

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