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2 months ago
Fully employed? Financially independent? Single parent? Not a recent high school grad? Those are just a few key characteristics of what is fast becoming today's typical college student. How will this change how colleges and universities recruit and serve students moving forward? Check out this NPR Piece to learn more! 
2 months ago
Are we now moving beyond home schooling to unschooling? A recent article in Reason suggests that parents who once turned to home schooling are now moving beyond that to a type of learning that avoids all of the trappings of formal schooling.  The possibilities for this unschooling approach seem to be growing. What would need to happen for this trend to accelerate?
This post is about the development and implementation of the SocioAVA digital educational material named Social Interactions in Virtual Learning Environments.The material is aimed at professionals working in Distance Education (DE) who are interested in discussing social interactions in the virtual.The objective is to discuss social interactions as an importa...
A few weeks ago, I led a Brown Bag session where we discussed the impact of extracurricular activities on students. During the discussion, participants shared their own extracurricular experiences and looked at some other aspects of extracurricular activities: cost...
3 months ago
Most of my recent blogs have targeted the efficiency and academic impact of private, charter, and public schools. As you might expect, this is an ongoing debate with no end in sight. I am particularly interested in school improvement. In this piece from
3 months ago
On Saturday, July 21, LIU Post economics professor and Forbes contributing writer Panos Mourdoukoutas published a piece entitled Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money. The title is self-explanatory: he proposes the elimination of in communities and the creation of Amazon book stores in their place, on the grounds of reducing taxes that contribute to public services and allowi...
3 months ago
One of the challenges of a college education is paying for it. Most students rely on loans and financial aid to finish college. The overall student debt in the United States is currently around $1.4 trillion. According to the  
3 months ago
Most of my recent blogs have focused on the efficiency (or lack thereof) of public and private schools. There is an assumption that private schools, based on their reputation and costs, is much better than public schools. Is this really the case? According to a
I’m sure we’ve all had to take some sort of standardized test at a given point. Standardized testing has been in the news a lot lately. In this
According to the World Economic Forum 2016 report, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish (by weight) in the world's oceans. In a business-as-usual scenario, the ocean is expected to contain 1 tonne of plastic for every 3 tonnes of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastics than fish (by weight).