Free College Credit!

This little piece in the NYT may be HUGE news for the future of higher education. And the future of education at every level, for that matter. Imagine taking a …

Finns and Koreans

Finland has the world’s best educational system (by one respected measure). South Korea is #2. This NPR story examines both systems and tries to answer this question: Why are we …

The Antipad, Part 1

iPads are selling like cheeseburgers. Apple reports over 100 million sold since March 2010. The iPad is so alluring that otherwise reasonable people camp outside stores to buy the latest …

The End of Foreign Languages

The Google Translate App is a jaw-dropper. Say you are in downtown Tokyo. You don’t speak a lick of the language. But you need to communicate with a local. Just …

An Education Revolution

I worked on three courses tonight. First,  I completed some coursework in Google Search with Dan Russell, a senior research scientist at Google. Then I began two new Coursera classes: …

Web Conquered

So you come across an article on the web that you would like to save for another day. But if you save it as a favorite or a bookmark you’ll soon …

When in Rome… Ride.

On our recent trip to Rome I spent several hours seeing the city on a rented bike. The bike rental place – Top Bike Rental & Tours – was great. …