Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Two pieces on gratitude recently caught my eye.  

The first is a synopsis of Oliver Sacks' new book, published posthumously, on the subject.

The second was published in the Sunday Review section of the NY Times, by Arthur C. Brooks, entitled, Choose to be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier.

Indeed.  And, what better time of the year to recognize that fact than Thanksgiving?

Monday, November 9, 2015

Online Ed - Shirky, Cheating, etc.....

Clay Shirky posits that the digital revolution in higher ed has already happened.  Among the many key quotes, 'If you rank countries by rate of college enrollment, the U.S. is #1. If you rank countries by rate of college graduation, we’re not even in the top 10. This gap gives us the lowest graduation rate of any developed nation. We don’t have an admissions problem, we have a completion problem. Recognizing this means re-thinking who college is for.'

And, the Atlantic notes that Cheating in Online Classes is Big Business.  If you've got the money, there's no need to study.