Category: Learning Blog

  • Dropping Out Is Not The End

    Dropping Out Is Not The End

    Dropouts still pay a social price for choosing to leave school early. Yet the very schools they abandon have in far too many cases already abandoned them. We will not “fix” the “dropout problem” by sending dropouts back to school. If school was effective for them, they wouldn’t have dropped out in the first place.…

  • Training for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet

    Training for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet

    The top 10 “in demand” jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004. This trend will not reverse, or even slow. If anything it is accelerating. Most of the future’s best, most important and most interesting jobs haven’t been created yet. Our mission is to provide skills training for those jobs.

  • The OnRamp

    The OnRamp

    Our economy is divided into those stuck in the traffic of yesterday and those in the express lane toward tomorrow. The difference is an onramp. Coming soon: OnRamp Jobs, from Canis Learning Systems.

  • School As A Service

    School As A Service

    School, as we’ve known it, is out. Yet knowledge is everywhere. School As A Service is the new role for school: Structure, Assessment, Validation

  • Career Grid – A Matrix for 21st Century Careers

    If you’ve seen the ingeniously scary “Shift Happens” video from Karl Fisch, or any of the several derivatives others have tried to create, you already know this: The world is changing fast. Numbingly fast. (And if you haven’t seen the video, it’s well worth the look: Poke around YouTube or other video sites if you’d…

  • Education Ecosystem – Part I

    An introduction to the “education ecosystem” and thoughts about our future.

  • Hacking Education

    Thoughts on the nature and process of hacking education.

  • Using Smallworlds for Learning

    Smallworlds rocks. A 3d virtual world, Smallworlds addresses a ton of the major drawbacks to its bigger competitors in the space: – Browser based. No downloads, no installations, no patches, no reinstalls for updates. It launches inside the Web browser and can even be embedded inside Web systems. This makes the transition from, for example,…

  • SLoodling Along?

    Progress comes in bumps and slides, sometimes. You work along for a while with nothing to show for it, and then all of the sudden a few things start to come together. You take those few things and add a few more things; before you know it, you’ve made a little progress. That’s how things…

  • Outsourcing College Degrees

    This is where we think college degrees are going. Sharp, progressive schools have long ago figured out that they can’t develop curriculum fast enough to keep up with changes in the real world, no matter the field. Their accreditors are too stodgy. Their faculty are too territorial and entrenched. They need an outsource solution that…