What Should Educators Read That’s Not About Education?

What Should Educators Read That’s Not About Education?
by David Korfhage ·

I’ve recently become hooked on the Harvard Business Review Twitter feed, @HarvardBiz. There’s a lot of stuff about management, a lot of stuff about innovation, lots on various management issues, with the occasional weird factoid thrown in (did you know, for example, that politically conservative shoppers are less likely to buy generics?). Continue reading »

5 Things I Learned from My MOOC Experience

5 Things I Learned from My MOOC Experience
by David Korfhage ·

As I discussed in an earlier post, the two MOOCs I was involved with, Fundamentals of Online Learning and E-Learning and Digital Cultures, started … Continue reading »

A Tale of Two MOOCs: The Importance of Community in Online Learning

A Tale of Two MOOCs: The Importance of Community in Online Learning
by David Korfhage ·

Fundamentals of Online Education (FOE), and E-Learning and Digital Cultures (EDC): two Coursera courses, two courses on e-learning, both MOOCs, both on Coursera, both offered by prestigious universities. Continue reading »

On Using Technology

On Using Technology
by David Korfhage ·

As I was driving home from school recently with my kids, who attend the same 1-to-1 school that I teach … Continue reading »

IFTTT + Evernote = Automated Research

IFTTT + Evernote = Automated Research
by David Korfhage ·

The debate team at my school began using Evernote last year for collaborative research.  As students find sources, they dump them into … Continue reading »

Learning Through Social Media: Some New Options

Learning Through Social Media: Some New Options
by David Korfhage ·

Summer is here.  It’s a time to think about revising courses.  One of the things I’m exploring is new ways … Continue reading »

Why EdTech is Like Organic Farming

Why EdTech is Like Organic Farming
by David Korfhage ·

A few years ago I started buying organic food for environmental reasons.  I assumed, when I started, that the main … Continue reading »

Open Space, Physical and Virtual

Open Space, Physical and Virtual
by David Korfhage ·

The New York Times (which is where I seem to be getting my blog ideas from these days) ran an … Continue reading »

Disrupting Education

Disrupting Education
by David Korfhage ·

The front page of the New York Times last Sunday had the latest story on the current student debt problem. It’s really a symptom of an underlying problem, the growing cost of higher education (for a number of good pieces on the issue, you can check out the Times’s Economix blog on the topic of college costs). Students, and their parents, see value in having a college education, and in the absence of alternatives, they are willing to pay for it, even if it means taking on $100,000 in debt. Continue reading »

Using Social Media for Student Research, Part 2: Practices and Habits of Mind

Using Social Media for Student Research, Part 2: Practices and Habits of Mind
by David Korfhage ·

Photo credit: New Media Research, via Byrion Smith   In an earlier post, I discussed how to get students set up … Continue reading »