Author Archives: Bruce Rosenbloom

MOOCs: The Adult Learning Renaissance

More and more it is becoming evident that the impact MOOCs will have is on adult (lifelong) learners and not on your typical undergraduate. I am currently participating in Kathy Davidson’s wonderful MOOC entitled, “History and Future of (Mostly) Higher … Continue reading

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The CUNY Center for Innovative Technologies and Learning (Part 1)

I have been blogging for several years about online and hybrid learning and technology trends in academia.  In that time I have made several proposals in my blog regarding ways I feel CUNY needs to change concerning instructional technology and … Continue reading

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Can CUNY Thrive with “Disruption”?

Clayton Christensen, the Harvard professor who coined the term “disruptive innovations,” has followed his book with a recent Chronicle article entitled, “How Disruption Can Help Colleges Thrive.” Although his theme is that such “disruptions” produce better outcomes in the long … Continue reading

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Re-envisioning the Vision (Part 2): The Vision of Ubiquity U

“A whole new kind of education for a whole new kind of world . . .” Quote from Jim Garrison (Founder and CEO of Ubiquity University) What does a transformative vision of education look like?  I can think of no … Continue reading

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Re-envisioning the Vision (Part 1)

In the past few months this blog has been in a hibernation of sorts.  I just have not been motivated to write any more about MOOCs, online learning, strategic planning for instructional technology or such things. There are many reasons … Continue reading

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Move Over MOOCs: The Real Revolution is Personalized Learning

Given the hype about MOOCs in the past two years, it was inevitable that a reassessment would happen.  In an article entitled, “The MOOC Disruption Proves Less Than Revolutionary After All” in last month’s Chronicle, some of the hot air … Continue reading

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Digital Pacifiers

There are certainly benefits to the new digital technologies — cell phones, tablets, eReaders and a host of other devices.  But this post looks at the shadow side of these developments. On any subway, bus, or sidewalk in New York … Continue reading

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Reflection and Refocus

Note: Incredibly, it’s been two years since my first blog post, reposted below. I’d like to believe that it stands up well and is still relevant even in the fast-moving currents of online learning.  I’m drawn to writing a new … Continue reading

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Change Incubators

When a large institution like the City University of New York looks to pilot significant change, they set up new structures rather than challenge the existing ones. These new structures serve the purpose of “incubators for change” within the larger … Continue reading

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The Character of Learning

Character matters. That is the take-away from Paul Tough’s book, How Children Succeed:  Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character.  Tough reminds us of the central importance of a person’s character to learning. In this highly readable book, the … Continue reading

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