You Need to Engineer Your Content

We’ve all been there. You’re building a new educational platform, one that delivers cutting edge content in a beautiful, seamless interface. You’ve thought through the user experience, you have the latest tech stack, and you’ve architected for performance and scalability. Someone on the team mocked up some sample content to develop against and the engineers... Continue Reading →

Artificial Intelligence, Adapting to Student Needs

Education is the foundation that prepares people to pursue advancements in all areas. With increasing classroom size and tight budgets, education systems need to improve productivity and efficiency by leveraging advancements in technology. I think Artificial Intelligence (AI) can bring disruptive innovation in education to all segments: K-12, Higher Ed, and Corporate training. Before jumping... Continue Reading →

The Transformation Game, not for the Faint of Heart

Businesses are continuously evolving, adapting, changing and abandoning new technology. New industry developments and technological advancements have the potential to expand current revenue streams or open doors to grow new business. If done poorly or incorrectly companies open themselves to reputational risk, customer loss and financial downturns. In a world of constant innovation how can... Continue Reading →

Estimation Accuracy in Software Engineering

or… How to Advance Your Career by Creating Your Own Redundancy Are you responsible for ensuring that software projects are completed on time, on budget, and meet all specifications? Have you read article after article related to estimation, project management and software design?  Even though these tasks seem to be more project management related, as... Continue Reading →

How Cengage-WebAssign Implemented an “Anti-cheating” Initiative

Cheating has always been an issue with students, causing educators to create unique strategies to try and outsmart them. Creating different versions of homework assignments, using cover sheets, and separating desks are some of the ways teachers discourage cheating in the classroom. But the advent of the online classroom has definitely complicated things. Modern search... Continue Reading →

Can I Buy this Textbook in Bitcoin?

Last Thanksgiving, Adam Besvinick, a Venture Capitalist in New York City, summed up the past 8 years of technology hype very eloquently (see right). Most interestingly, he capped his tweet with 2017’s front-page bubble, err, buzzword bitcoin. For the uninitiated,  bitcoin is the most famous application of the concept of Blockchain technology. While much of the... Continue Reading →

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