11 Ways to Make Your Life After 50 a Great One

As a friend once said to me: If you’re going to live, you’re going to get older. It kind of comes down to that, right? Time marches on, as they say. Getting... [ read more ]

Three Misconceptions about the Separation of Instruction and Assessment

In a recent article in The EvoLLLution, David Schejbal pointed out some advantages of separating assessment from instruction. The argument, essentially, is that since quality assurance happens as learning is assessed, we... [ read more ]

Creating a New Kind of OWL: Online Writing Support that Makes a Difference

  The Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a 2014 recipient of the WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award and will accept the award at the WCET Annual Meeting. Today Crystal Sands,... [ read more ]

Good Enough vs Better – Considerations for Developing a Print Strategy for Your Book

A friend was recently in touch about helping with a publishing project. She said: “I’d like to take my hardcover book – which was published traditionally – to paperback. I own the... [ read more ]

Home Depot Repairs Following Cyber-Attack

Yet another retailer has been hacked and everyone involved in the incident is scrambling to determine the amount of damage done. Home Depot announced Tuesday that it is cooperating with investigators to... [ read more ]

“How The Regulatory Trifecta is Wrapping Higher Ed in Red Tape”

State authorization, gainful employment and the credit hour; these three regulatory areas are the focus of the Department of Education’s so-called “Program Integrity” regulations. Issued together in 2010, these three rules have... [ read more ]

Students Often Confused by the Complexities of Plagiarism

In my last blog on plagiarism, I explored the complicated nature of plagiarism, how plagiarism is relative to a culture, a field, and even a specific situation. In the end, I called... [ read more ]