One of my granddaughters and I have had a running joke for the past decade around the word “retirement”. As a pre-teen, she struggled with the idea that I could “retire” from a full-time job but keep teaching…and then retire from teaching but keep advising doctoral students, and so on. Well, I guess the joke… Read more What Is Retirement?
Those on Twitter are already aware, but a few days ago, I posted: I have been teaching for 26 years since retiring from the Navy, and today is the last day of my last class. #EDU6323 was a good way to finish, with great students past and present. Next adventure is kicking Stage 4 metastatic… Read more New Chapter
Harold Jarche hosts a global “coffee club” which meets via Zoom monthly. With membership worldwide, it is always “coffee time” somewhere, and our monthly meetings not only touch on leadership and the gig economy, but provide a more nuanced view of the world than one that is USA-centric. This week, the club had members from… Read more Black Elephants and Academia Next
Stephen Downes noted this report in his blog post a few days back, noting: “This report has some flaws but it is overall a far better snapshot of the future of learning than many of its contemporaries… five scenarios dominate – education as usual, global giants, regional rising, peer-to-peed, and robo revolution. These aren’t depicted… Read more Oh The Changes We Will See
My wife and I had lunch today with my partner from VCU days – Bud Deihl and his wife, Susan. One of the things that came up in our conversation was the negativism that seems rampant today. Bud asked if I had anything optimistic to bring to the conversation. It was an interesting question, because… Read more An Optimist in a Pessimist World