MOOCs: A Revolution … or Just Plain Hype?

Posted on April 25th, 2016 by Olena Ivanova

As of this writing, hundreds of MOOCs are being offered by US and foreign universities and millions of people have registered for them. But are they effective? They have been criticized for their lack of academic rigor. They also suffer from poor completion rates, with the bulk of participants dropping out in the first few days of the course. But they do offer the promise of making higher education and degrees accessible to a much larger chunk of the world’s population at a fraction of the cost, significantly reducing the cost of corporate training, and providing a convenient and cost-effective option for lifelong learning.

Do Guard Dogs Play Basketball?

Posted on November 27th, 2014 by New Admin

It’s a story that made the national sports headlines a few years back. It’s a fine example of creative risk-taking as well as teamwork, and one that I often use in my team-work classes.

What’s Your (Myers Briggs) Type?

Posted on November 27th, 2014 by New Admin

Jung noted that we’re always either taking in information (perceiving) or organizing that information and drawing conclusions (judging). Perceiving can involve sensing (what is) or intuition (what could be). Similarly, judging can involve objective considerations (thinking) or its impact on people (feeling).

Beating Baby Bunnies

Posted on November 27th, 2014 by New Admin

One day, shortly after Easter, when she was out shopping in a dollar store, she saw some odd-looking stuffed toys that looked like a comical, pink colored stretched out version of Bugs Bunny. (Their odd appearance accounted for why so many of them were on the after-holiday clearance sale.)

Listening: Are You Listening?

Posted on November 27th, 2014 by New Admin

How good are you at listening? Take our quick score-yourself test and find out.

WIIFO Replaces WIIFM as the New Protocol for Job Satisfaction

Posted on November 27th, 2014 by New Admin

A recent study shows that caring for others is one of the primary qualities that lead to happiness. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine (IJBM) reports that those who are behaviorally compassionate are healthier and live longer, as long as they are not overwhelmed by the helping tasks.

Ya Can’t Risk Something This Important, Mate.

Posted on November 26th, 2014 by New Admin

“It’s not gum, that’s for sure. Looks like sports drink and it’s been here a while.” Is this the opening scene from a CSI TV show? Not quite. I had boarded the Sydney City Rail train at Central Station bound for Green Square. Morning commuters juggled their cups of coffee, newspapers and PDAs.