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Class2Go:  Stanford Ups the Ante for MOOCs

Class2Go: Stanford Ups the Ante for MOOCs

Our regular readers (both of them) will know that we are closely following how technology is affecting workforce development in general and higher education in particular.  Tech Crunch reports that Stanford University has come out with a new platform for its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that makes the process even more open: [As] of […]

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Observing Creative Destruction First Hand

Observing Creative Destruction First Hand

Now, I am not a big fan of Google and believe much of what passes as innovation in the consumer IT sector is empty bells and whistles.  But there is something to be said for the impact that the continual reinvention of business models has on the rest of us.  The Wall Street Journal has […]

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The Challenge Income Inequality Raises for Planners

The Challenge Income Inequality Raises for Planners

Two recent New York Times articles help highlight how growing income inequality raises some interesting issues for urban planners.  Most cities were built with extensive middle-income neighborhoods, and the thrust of most city planning efforts are to retain and strengthen those residential areas.  But a recent Stanford University study reinforces the idea that we are […]

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One More Time:  How Technology will Save (or Destroy) Higher Ed.

One More Time: How Technology will Save (or Destroy) Higher Ed.

This week, Bill Keller had a piece in the New York Times dealing with the topic.  Among the initiatives he focused on was that of Stanford professor Sebastian Thrun, who is offering his artificial intelligence course on-line absolutely free. Thrun’s ultimate mission is a virtual university in which the best professors broadcast their lectures to […]

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