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Education

November 7, 2018
Education

Critical Thinking: I’m struggling a bit with my thoughts on how to prepare people, especially our young people, for the work world ahead of us. Certainly some basic skills will be required. But which ones? It is next to impossible to predict what “jobs” will exist, let alone what skills will be needed. Surely, we […]

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At the Top of the Skills Ladder

October 4, 2017 0 Comments
At the Top of the Skills Ladder

Skills I found some interesting information from the US Census Bureau. It seems that, according to their 2015 data, about 88% of adults have at least a high school diploma. For the purposes of this report, the adult population comprises those 25 years old and older. “We have already eliminated all jobs several times in […]

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Book Review: The Great Stagnation by Tyler Cowen

February 26, 2014
Book Review: The Great Stagnation by Tyler Cowen

According to Tyler Cowen, Land, Technology and Uneducated Kids provided the America of early days an incredible diet of “low hanging fruit.” In this excellent short book (fewer than 90 pages), Mr. Cowen shows how the manifestation of having eaten all the low-hanging fruit is that individual and family median incomes have all but stagnated […]

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Sum Etiamtum

January 1, 2014
Sum Etiamtum

Sum etiamtum – I am still learning. That’s my theme for this New Year. As I think about the new year I can’t help but wonder a bit about what’s in store for us and marvel at how technology has accelerated (and will continue to accelerate) the pace of change with which we must contend. […]

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The MOOCs are here Part II

September 7, 2013
The MOOCs are here Part II

Some time ago, I wrote about how I believe that the Massive Open On-line Courses (MOOCs) are here. Others feel the same way. And the Online Schools Organization has been gathering information on what’s available. This is a great resource! Now your job (and mine) of finding more information for continuous learning  just got a […]

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The MOOCs Are Here!

September 3, 2012
The MOOCs Are Here!

I consider myself a life-long learner. I have no particular interest in another advanced degree, but I love to continue learning about what interests me. So I am excited that the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are beginning to show up. But not just for me. University courses are becoming outrageously expensive. There are grave […]

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Misplaced outrage . . .

June 5, 2010
Misplaced outrage . . .

Is it really practical or useful to condemn BP for purchasing Ad Words on Search Engines to try and get out their views on what’s happened? What would you expect them to do in order to survive?

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More college, more dumb . . .

January 28, 2010
More college, more dumb . . .

College degrees are only really useful as an indicator of employee potential if we’re hiring them right out of school. After five years in the workforce, they provide almost no insight, instead, it’s workplace successes in which I’m interested.

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Mounds of misinformation . . . and outright subterfuge.

December 1, 2009
Mounds of misinformation . . . and outright subterfuge.

Lawrence M. Krauss is a theoretical physicist, commentator and book author. Some dozen years ago he wrote in one of his commentaries that “The increasingly blatant nature of the nonsense uttered with impunity in public discourse is chilling. Our democratic society is imperiled as much by this as any other single threat, regardless of whether […]

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Education – where are we headed?

November 3, 2009
Education – where are we headed?

I was listening to a podcast discussing higher education around the world. The statistic I heard quoted from the experts on this topic was that 60% of the 26,000 PhD’s awarded to students in a given year from US Institutions are foreign nationals. And these days, foreign students do not necessarily stay here in the […]

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