Sustainability in higher education refers to both a sustainable business model and a sustainable carbon footprint. Traditional higher education institutions are facing a threat from both sides of this equation. Brick-and-mortar institutions need to expedite their move to a more sustainable, planet-friendly business model. Tackling the physical part of this is hard, potentially expensive, and … Continue reading Online Education: an expedited move to sustainability for higher education?
Synchronous vs. AsynchronousHybrid vs. on CampusFast vs. EffectiveThe answer always depends on who you ask. Much of the EdTech commentary seems to be stuck in the binary, trying to analyze if the best solutions are this or that. However, by seeing only either/or options we are limiting the conversation, and as a result, the potential … Continue reading Let’s Move Away From Binary Thinking in EdTech
The perennial problem of someone in my position with my title is the ability to move beyond the title and access a more fundamental level of communication. Often when I am in meetings with people, there is a subtle but significant power imbalance. The result of this is that the conversations that I’m privy to … Continue reading The Unexpected Power of a Walk and Talk
When I accepted the position of Chief Operations Officer for our global team, I didn’t appreciate the role deep listening would play in my and our team’s success. Deep Listening involves listening, from a deep, receptive, and caring place in oneself, to deeper and often subtler levels of meaning and intention in the other person. … Continue reading The Value of Cultivating a Deep Listening Mindset
Leadership can come with a formal title, or it can be below the radar and largely by stealth. How I have experienced and interacted with what it means to be a leader has changed over the course of my career. Initially, I assumed that the people in front and in public were leaders, and so … Continue reading Leadership by Stealth