Just Let It Happen: Living with Open-Ended Outcomes

Just Let It Happen: Living with Open-Ended Outcomes

In “Teaching Creativity – Not Conformity,” I began by positing that we need to encourage exploration through questioning rather than providing answers to our students (and employees). Since then, Kevin Kelly has reemphasized the same theme by identifying the skill of questioning as one of the key trends that will shape humans in our...
2015 NMC Strategic Brief > Course Apps

2015 NMC Strategic Brief > Course Apps

Course Apps: An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief was commissioned by Adobe Systems to explore the emergence of new forms of instructional resources, known informally as “course apps” — special mobile applications with functionalities that promise to redefine the category. The report looks at the evolution of the key features of course...
99% Invisible: The Goldilocks Zone

99% Invisible: The Goldilocks Zone

Part III of the 99% Invisible series The design narrative of a technology or physical space dictates how it will be used (if it is used at all), and it should be simple and straightforward. In many cases, technology design can be almost subliminal, and once a paradigm is established, it is hard to break. If faculty members think classroom...