Childhood shapes us As a kid growing up in the Soviet Union in the 80s, I don’t remember having many discussions about who you would want to be when you grew up. It is possible that I just don’t remember. It is possible it was just my family. It is also possible that being a... Continue Reading →
You have definitely heard the word innovation before. You’ve likely heard it countless times in the modern workplace. Innovation can be used as a noun (innovation), adjective (innovative) and a verb (innovating). Combining it with other words in a sentence makes it sound exciting. It has also become an overused buzzword, usually paired with something... Continue Reading →
Reflecting on my first several months at Cengage makes me think how quickly time has sped by while creating the illusion that I have been here much longer. Apart from orientation about an "education and technology company built for learners" and the Higher-Ed, K-12, professional, and library markets that it serves, reflecting also makes me... Continue Reading →
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 →
Apple, Google and Microsoft have been vying for market share in the K-12 sector for some time now. Over the years, the three companies have wooed teachers and school administrators by offering free devices and platforms such as Google/Microsoft Classroom, cloud storage solutions and inexpensive hardware.
Cyber crime, malware and fraud are all terms synonymous with financial institutions and the healthcare industry. But, we forget that these are real threats for all industries – including the education sector.
Online learning is growing in popularity, and according to a report from the Babson Survey Research Group, one in four students are enrolled in online courses. While popular, many of the digital offerings don’t follow any strict guidelines for quality, structure or design. They can cost more than on-campus programs, and often don’t get a... Continue Reading →
As a nation, we are fascinated by AI (Artificial Intelligence). We create movies about it and write books and comics on the topic. We acknowledge that it is both wonderfully exciting and a little bit scary. We immediately imagine robot-like people walking around and interacting with us. Images of Star Wars and Wall-E come to... Continue Reading →
When thinking about accessibility, it’s easy to agree that public places should be open and available to all, regardless of any impairment. Wheelchair ramps, Brailled signs, flashing emergency lights and handicap bathroom stalls are given accommodations that we have come to expect in the public space. But the same is not necessarily true for the... Continue Reading →