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Lectures May Be Dead But Do We Still Need Teachers?

  Technology has DISRUPTED education, to use a popular phrase from the valley. Most traditional institutions are clinging to their linen cardstock degree certificates fearful that a shift to online learning will render them worthless. The paradigm shift underway due to the marriage between technology and education has many innovative thinkers questioning the need for […]

eLearing: How instructors can help provide students with a safe and positive online learning experience

  In his 2009 Ted talk, Alain de Botton, discusses our propensity for career anxiety and blames exceedingly high cultural expectations and the perception of equality as the cause. He encourages everyone to define their OWN definition of success and not believe the false credo that ‘we CAN do it all’. This anxiety that many […]

Online Learning Strategist, Kate Pinner, 'Educators are curators of content'

  “The attainment of knowledge is readily available by almost anyone with an internet connection. Educators are curators of content, providing access and opportunities for discovery of content, rather than the people who just structure and deliver it.” – Kate Pinner, Learning and Content Strategist Learning and Content Strategist, Kate Pinner, stumbled across my website […]

Harvard Tries Teaching the Language of Business with Technology

In his recent article on Forbes.com, branding guru, Marty Neumeier lays out how Harvard is attempting to handle the threat of online disruption. He plainly asks “what’s keeping new distance-learning companies such as Coursera and edX from repositioning Harvard as an overpriced dinosaur (Neumeier, M., 2014)?” This is a question that needs to be asked […]

#tmmMentoring Kicks-off Next Week: Take a look at our promising #tmmMentees

by Lisa Peyton, Executive Editor TMMPDX.COM I’m SO excited to announce the official kick-off of our #tmmMentoring program. This has been a ‘work in-progress’ for several months and I am ELATED that it’s finally coming to fruition. We have selected an AMAZING group of mentors and mentees and will be REVEALING our final pairings next […]

Portland Female Executives Soak Up Social Media SUPER Hero Status

Many thanks to all the GREAT women who attended my #SocialSuperHero presentation ‘Be a Social Media Super Hero’ last night in downtown Portland. I was THRILLED to partner with Portland Female Executives and help empower women to effectively use social media to achieve their goals. The presentation outlined components from my newly created online course, […]

Learning and Technology: It’s time to change course

Technology is changing how we learn and we need to change how we teach. There have been several studies that have confirmed predictions that students who have grown up with digital media will learn differently and demand a more engaging form of education (Rudestam, K.E., & Schoenholtz-Read, J., 2010). One study concludes that Generation Y […]

Transmedia Storytelling Case Study: The Power Inside

‘The Power Inside’ is the third social film in a series created by Pereria & O’Dell for Toshiba and Intel. The series, which launched in 2011 with the film ‘Inside’, has been proclaimed as ‘groundbreaking’ by Fast Company and won multiple awards. This third installment launched August 15, 2013 with a six episode web series […]