Make, Mix, and Modify for Money – OER Grant Competition in WA State

Who says money and OER can’t mix? To encourage adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER), the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has announced an Open Educational Resources Grant Competition for educators/districts to develop and implement projects to use OER in curricula. The competition is the second phase of Washington state legislation […]

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You Need Skills for the “Eat What you Kill” Economy

Formerly the purview of brand ambassadors, artists, and creatives, the contract/gig/freelance — or “eat what you kill” — economy is coming for you. Actually, it may already be here. According to the Intuit study “Twenty Trends that will Shape the Next Decade”, 40% of jobs will be freelance by 2020. Some feel contract work will […]

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Opinion: A Plan to Increase College Afforability

On August 22, 2013, President Obama outlined a plan to increase college affordability options, particularly for the middle class. Overall, I’m in favor and the plan itself is a laudable start to addressing issues in college affordability. Between the lines one can envision an environment that encourages savvy student-consumers and a more cohesive network of institutions, […]

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