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.
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 →