Innovation, Good or Bad?

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 →

Four Months In

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 →

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 →

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 →

Questioning the Quality of Online Learning Programs

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 →

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