Archive | August 2012

An alternative education

By Sam Graham, LSU My most profound learning was experience was not in a university classroom. Instead, I was sitting eyes closed, with little sense of the passing time, in pain. There were no concrete outcomes from the course and nothing keeping me there. The teacher’s eyes were closed too. This was a Vipassana meditation […]

Flipping exciting

By Matthew Cowan, LSU Followers of innovation in higher education will have by now found it almost impossible to ignore the flurry of discussion Massive Open Online Courses, commonly referred to as MOOCs, has generated recently. MOOCs have been around for a while now, but we’ve begun to pay more attention to them since MIT […]

The ‘C’ word

By David DeBrot, LSU ‘An organization is not an entity of its own – it is a group of individuals.’ It’s a strength, not a weakness What is it that separates people with talent and opportunity who achieve quality outcomes from those who also have talent and opportunity but don’t achieve in the same ways? […]

The center of learning

By David DeBrot, LSU So how many articles have you seen recently on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)? If you haven’t, no worries – here’s what a MOOC is: it’s a university course online. That’s pretty much it. The biggest fish in the pond right now is Coursera – they’ve managed to sign up some […]

Secrets of scholarship students

This is Van’s article that appeared in Thanh Nien News and Vietweek on 3/8/2012. By Truong Thuy Van, LSU I was panicking. My notebook was blank, as well as my mind. My textbook was underused. The final exam was coming in a few weeks. I had never been in this situation before. That frightening feeling […]