Tag: education

The Problem with Public Education

Undoubtedly, most of the information on this site will be new to most readers. Still, a few may have been exposed to at least some of it at some point. This begs the question, “Why weren’t we taught this stuff in school, and why don’t I hear about this more?” Has education failed us? This…

ChatGPT Just Changed Education

Technology integration in education has been a topic of much discussion in recent years. I believe that it is about to shift into overdrive. Technologies such as ChatGPT are going to make sure of it. As technology becomes more prevalent in our daily lives, it’s important to consider both the potential benefits and drawbacks of…

Essential Qualities of Great Leaders Per Machiavelli

Machiavelli’s The Prince is an insightful piece meant to demonstrate the fragility of power. In that, Machiavelli provides a slew of qualities of both evil and great leaders. However, several stand out as essential for all great leaders to understand. Furthermore, such perspectives can be used in various settings after even a little critical reflection.…

A Case Against Andragogy?

In my studies, I came across an interesting journal entry. “Pedagogy vs. Andragogy: A False Dichotomy?” is a fantastic journal entry that is well-balanced and covers a variety of critiques of andragogy from various researchers (Holmes & Abington-Cooper, 2000). Two of the more compelling critiques shared were from Cheryl J. Polson and John R. Rachel.…

10 Points Missed on Student Loan Forgiveness

Student loan forgiveness is a hot topic, and I would like to add to it with another disagreeable thought. Oddly enough, many educated conservatives have split with uneducated Republicans on the topic. Perhaps it has to do with perspective or party politics, but the truth is that several perspectives are often ignored when the topic…

The Need for More Health Science in Health Care

When the sick are told to put their lives in the hands of someone unqualified to treat them, we know there is a problem. When the healthcare industry is complicit in the situation, we know there is a crisis. Nevertheless, this is the reality of the current health model. A fundamental change is necessary, and…

Are Discussion Forums in Online Classes Effective?

Are discussion forums in online classes effective or beneficial? As with any tool that could be deployed during a course, the answer is not as simple as “yes” or “no.” Just like any other tool, it depends on how it is used. Here is the good, the bad, and something to consider about discussion forums.…

The Internet and Distance Education

Online versus traditional education. Which is best? I have seen many debates over this. However, the truth might just surprise you. First, let’s examine the word “education.” Education is really just an enlightening experience through the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction on a given subject (Education, 2020). It boils down to transferring information…

Do Learning Management Systems Limit Creativity?

Do Learning Management Systems (LMS) limit creativity? That’s a tough and opinion-based question to answer. However, to fully answer this question and understand what is at stake, we must first understand creativity itself. Creativity is the ability to solve problems, envision, create ideas or alternatives, or create something original or unusual (Morr, 2019). Often associated…

Do Instructional Design Methods Result in Rigidity?

Do instructional design methods make teaching and learning too rigid? That is a challenging question to answer simply. Let me say that it depends on both the application and perspective. Allow me to start with a quote. David Greene, a former field supervisor for Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education, said, “Imagine your brain surgeon…