Well actually it is a career oriented term paper but the students do only have 7 days to complete the assignment. Why 7 days? I figure I am giving the majority of the students involved 5 more days than they would have spent working on the paper. What the students have to do is very [...]
Well maybe it is education of today! Think about you the parent who might be hanging about at school waiting for a child! What if you could do a micro course in the 30 minutes or hour you wait? WOW what an idea!
I am going to TED2009 this year. No I have not completely worked out the funding yet, although ZAYED UNIVERSITY has generously donated some funds to help make this dream a reality. More to come on fund raising, by an academic, to go to a conference about ideas and changing the world. Go find the [...]
10 October 2008 Train, share values, share information, and invite “outsiders” to participate in everything. –Tom Peters I like Tom Peters. If you have not looked at his blog/website you are missing out on a huge source of inspiration and useful leads. I have been using Re-Imagine as a course text for my intro to [...]
I little more than a month from now LEADERS will be in Dubai once again! And this year for the first time the event will have its own official blogger to tell the story behind the story from the floor! That blogger is none other than me! How did this happen? What training do you [...]
An amazing conversation.
I recently assigned my students the task of writing a 50 word outline for a project. Part of the grading is for how the 50 words look! 1 of 5 marks is for presentation… the immediate response was “sir we have to do a presentation?” I find it curious that we live in an environment [...]
I am a firm believer that we are given a chance, one chance to get it right. I do not believe we ever have a second chance, ever. Over the last 25 years I have also come to believe that what we often regard as the single chance scenario is more often than not a [...]
What if the university student and university professor had to change places for a week? Really! I cannot imagine it would be pretty. But what would result was a profound re-thinking of higher education from both stakeholders. Too little time today is spent by professors imagining the environment students are coming from (don’t forget professors [...]« go back