Month: June 2022

  • Have the time of your life

    Have the time of your life

    A Dissertation Turns 25 Twenty-five years ago this month I finished my doctoral dissertation and walked off the UCLA graduation stage with a Ph.D. To my knowledge, exactly no one – including me – has read that dissertation since. Today, on the 2022 Summer solstice, I’m opening the research time capsule. It turns out that…

  • What’s your why?

    What’s your why?

    Viktor Frankl‘s expertise as a psychiatrist and experience as a Holocaust survivor led him to this conclusion: “Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any how.” Today will bring you all sorts of unpleasant gifts. On a personal level, you will encounter people who are lazy, negative, and seemingly eager to…

  • Giving learners the business

    Giving learners the business

    Is promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in education a good thing?  Encouraging young people to develop and share their ideas seems like a good starting point for learning communities. But not every new idea is a good idea, and not every good idea should be monetized or made into a business.  Open-Source Learning champions passionate curiosity…