Have you ever come across a product or service that you had the idea for months or years ago? Learn how to take your own ideas from concept to creation.
The term “startup” is sometimes used too loosely and liberally. Let’s consider the definitions of two respected authorities in the startup world and decide once and for all, what a startup is.
Imagine a classroom where IBM’s Watson or another artificial intelligence system served as a co-teacher, capturing data, conducting classroom management tasks, and intelligently making suggestions to the teacher.
What if artificial intelligence partnered with entrepreneurs, to validate ideas, hypotheses, and assumptions by conducting a study of all of the information in the world on those topics? That is, crawl the Internet for every related attempt, study, write-up, article, interview, company, etc. and draw insights and conclusions to a high level of statistical significance.
Complicated problems often have multiple variables that behave in many different ways and at times, unpredictably. When we look for a silver bullet, we run the risk of investing significant sums of money in an unrealistic solution that will never deliver the expected returns. In this post I discuss a case in education where over $1 billion was spent on an silver bullet that did not work.
While the allure of a silver bullet is difficult to resist, silver bullets stand to do more damage than we think. In this post, I discuss the problem with the silver bullet and other associated problems that are caused by the mere talk of the silver bullet.
A tool is only useful if you have the understanding and underlying know-how to use it adequately. Furthermore, you have to have a purpose first, then a strategy/model/plan to achieve your goal, and finally can you then begin to consider the appropriate tools to employ. Then and only then do tools take on a clear meaning, become easier to learn, and stand the chance of delivering results.
In this post I discuss some of the fundamental issues with edtech as it stands today. Recently, the Los Angeles Unified School District received a lot of publicity for a failing iPad program. While I don’t believe the case is hopeless, there are some fundamental issues that must be addressed for the initiative to improve. Other schools can certainly avoid these mistakes.
In this blog post, I write about my interview with Clipboard + founder, Kevin Merlini. He shares his experiences in putting together the start-up team and the lessons he learned along the way.
Imagine teaching math courses in the context of real-world problems? Imagine learning Geometry in the context of an architect. Maybe we can finally answer that age-old question asked by students – why do I need to learn math?