Tag: education

Thought Leadership Lost in a Sea of Repetition

Lately, I feel like I’m in the Twilight Zone! In a week spent on social media (especially LinkedIn), one can’t help but notice a multitude of self-proclaimed “thought leaders” echoing identical sentiments. This phenomenon begs the question: how can supposedly original thinkers share the exact same ideas all the time? The truth lies in plain […]

A Potential Nutritional Link in Long-COVID

I recently read an article about how researchers have developed a computational model to predict the likelihood of long-COVID, analyzing over 6,500 blood proteins. The study, published in Science, compared blood samples from COVID-19 patients and healthy individuals, identifying significant protein differences. The study suggests that specific proteins, especially those related to immune response, blood […]

The Erosion of Foundational Values is the Threat

At the core of every society lie foundational values: the bedrock principles, beliefs, and norms that define its identity and guide the behavior of its members. For centuries, these values have shaped the ethos of nations, providing a sense of continuity, unity, and purpose. This point is logical and likely makes sense to most. However, […]

How to Spot and Stop AI-Generated Frauds

Artificial intelligence can be an amazing tool and used for a lot of great things. However, there is a darker side that we should be aware of. Now, I know quite a bit about the various scams and tactics resulting in millions of dollars being stolen yearly. Well, I almost fell for a highly sophisticated […]

Leaders Are Not Managers

Despite decades of research and countless books and articles written on the differences between management and leadership, confusion persists between these two critical roles in organizations. I’ll be blunt. Leaders are not managers. Or better said, Leadership is not management. This confusion is a critical issue, as it can lead to misunderstandings, misaligned expectations, and […]

Manipulating Chaos for Political Gain

The challenge of overlooking history lies in the risk of failing to discern the recurring patterns that it reveals. I have provided several articles on this phenomenon over the years, but there is another pattern that we should probably discuss. It is a pattern of tyrants and authoritarians and how they manipulate chaos for political […]

Neglecting New Educators Neglects the Future

In many ways, academia is shooting itself in the foot. Neglecting new educators neglects the future. It’s that simple. Frankly, it is alarming how many highly educated professionals (with real-world experience) are denied an opportunity to teach in higher education due to a lack of classroom experience. However, it does not appear as though many […]

Navigating Chronic and Rare Disease

Living with a rare disease is often described as a journey fraught with challenges, uncertainties, and a quest for understanding. That is a fairly accurate description. After all, the complexities of rare diseases extend far beyond their scarcity, negatively impacting individuals physically, emotionally, and financially. Understand that if you, or someone you love, happens to […]

Avoid The Flashy When Developing an Online Course

If you have (or are considering putting together) an online course, it can be tempting to go overboard with content or flashy elements. However, that may not be in either your, or your student’s, best interests. Here are a few things to consider. Flashy is defined as ostentatiously attractive or impressive (Lexico, 2020). In other […]

Andragogy Research and the Unexpected Connection

As you may know, I am a big fan of considering “the contrast.” So, when reviewing Pedagogy for a paper that I am writing, I decided to research Andragogy a little more. What started off as a simple search for peer-reviewed journals to expand my understanding of the approach turned into a deviation that reinforced […]