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  1. Valedictorians

    Blog: Confessions of a Community College DeanI had to smile at this story. It’s about a study done of high school valedictorians and their subsequent career paths. The short version is that they did perfectly well for themselves, but they tended not to stand out or blaze trails. Most of the later standouts weren’t 4.0 students. I’ll admit some level of confirmation bias here, since it’s consistent with something I wrote years ago. Drawing on my teaching…
  2. Email, Google, Microsoft, and Our Academic EdTech Conversation

    Blog: Technology and LearningAbout 4-in-10 (40.84%) postsecondary institutions use Microsoft’s cloud based e-mail service (Office 365). In comparison, about 2-in-10 (18.31%) are e-mail clouding with Google (gSuite). These percentages were derived from research done Jim Siegl, who was responding to a piece that I wrote about Google and higher ed. You can read Jim’s analysis here, and check out his methodology in an earlier (K-12 focused) post. A couple thoughts…
  3. Math Geek Mom: Return to Education

    Blog: Mama PhDWhen I discuss “public goods” in my Economics classes, I sometimes illustrate one aspect of the concept by drawing a STOP sign on the board. I ask the students if it is important to them that the person approaching an intersection at the same time knows how to read the words on the sign. I hope that this helps illustrate the fact that, when people purchase private driving lessons, what they are purchasing is much more than a “private good” with…
  4. Processing Manchester and Supporting Students

    Blog: Student Affairs and TechnologyWhat happened in Manchester this week was awful. For universities in the United Kingdom these are the moments when top level communications channels become essential conduits for support, resources, and a shared sense of sadness and resilience. Whilst the British are known for keeping calm and literally carrying on both during and after times of tragedy, emotions run just as deep in the UK as anywhere else in the world. According to a…