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Topics: Futures in education, educational innovation and entrepreneurship, education policy, self-directed learning, self-blended learning / crossover learning, multiple learning pathways, learning beyond letter grades / promising practices in formative feedback and assessment, designing and developing educational products and services, educational access and opportunity, digital badges and micro-credentials, education policy, alternative education, personal learning networks and personal reputation systems (becoming a digital influencer), blended and online learning
Services: keynotes, invited presentations, workshops, and webinars; advising policymakers, think tanks and executives on futures in education, educational trends and innovations; new venture/organization/product/program/service development advising or coaching; educational product and services ideation, audits and coaching; board education; white papers, articles, guest blogging and related writing projects; educational innovation audits for learning organizations; startups, and education companies (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats); digital age assessment audits and advising on assessment makeovers for learning organizations; general advising to help organizations plan and prepare for future educational trends an innovations; consulting on designing and developing self-directed and self-blended / crossover learning communities, programs and spaces; blended and online learning leadership consulting; advising and coaching on new innovation adoption
I currently serve as Assistant Vice President of Academics & Associate Professor of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin. I am also a frequent consultant/advisor and keynote speaker on topics related to educational innovation and entrepreneurship, the intersection of education policy and innovation, mission-minded educational innovation, multiple learning pathways, educational program/product/service design and development, learning beyond letter grades, self-directed and self-blended learning, alternative and micro-credentials, and blended and online learning. I especially enjoy helping people, startups, think tanks, established companies, and various non-profit organizations explore the challenges and opportunities of current and emerging innovations in education.
My work largely focuses upon the intersection of digital culture, innovation, and education. Interests include futures in education; micro-credentials & educational access; the intersection of education policy and innovation; the affordances and limitations of emerging educational trends; educational entrepreneurship; social entrepreneurship in the education sector; self-directed learning; blended & online learning; leadership in higher education; the unbundling of P-20 education; as well as the history and implications of assessment, contemporary grading practices, and education credentials.
My formal education includes a B.A. in history & education, M.A. in curriculum and instruction, M.A. in humanities, and an Ed.D. in instructional technology.
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