Articles Posted in the " Education " Category

  • Ubiquity or Proprietary?

    Ubiquity or Proprietary?

    As you may know, I am looking forward to the day when our “textbooks” will be digital and students can purchase them at a fraction of what they pay now.  Of course, additional savings would be physical (lighter books–in one reader) and the “Green”...


  • The Problem of Pricing: Digital Textbooks are NOT cheap!

    The Problem of Pricing:  Digital Textbooks are NOT cheap!

    I have written extensively 1 about the possible move to digital textbooks, and how an aggressive move to lower pricing could work to benefit the publishers and the students. NOTE:  Please, after reading through here, share your thoughts to my question...


  • Digital Education Resources: What price, adoption?

    Digital Education Resources:  What price, adoption?

    Access to the homework tool (included in the purchase of a NEW textbook) would cost students $10 if they chose to instead by a book used. Of course, that would only give them access to the homework assignments. There was an additional fee ($30 I believe) if they wanted to have the "PLUS" features, including the hyperlinking to the appropriate section of the text.


  • Digital teaching resources: How do we measure success?

    Digital teaching resources:  How do we measure success?

    Those that read regularly, or listen to our podcast, will know that I love technology, and that I also spend a good bit of time cogitating on how we can best use technology in higher education. As part of another...


  • Books, we got Books!

    Books, we got Books!

    OKAY… I talked about this is today’s podcast at http://Getthenext.com. I have been sitting on this for two years now, thinking it wasn’t “ready” but I wanted to get it out, so read on! ===== Books are wonderful things. Millenia...


  • Economics Dooms Health Care Reform to failure.

    Economics Dooms Health Care Reform to failure.

    In the last post I wrote about the perversions of incentives that cause the problems in the health care system.  Let me point out that it’s not that we are behaving irrationally.  We are behaving completely rationally–given the situation we...


  • iPad Demands…

    iPad Demands…

    Writing as an academic, I desperately want to get my hands on (the demand data for) the iPad.  Specifically,  I wonder about the “pre-order” demands that have been placed. I am not writing this as a “hater” or critic of the iPad....


  • Customer Service/Recovery at it’s Best with Medtronic!

    Customer Service/Recovery at it’s Best with Medtronic!

    (I am currently teaching a Service Operations Management course for our MBA program, and part of the requirements for the course is for students to blog weekly on service experiences they have had, and relate and assess that experience as...


  • Digital Book Readers (Kindle?) in Academia (an outline of thoughts)

    Digital Book Readers (Kindle?) in Academia (an outline of thoughts)

    This post is from my “Archives of Incomplete Thoughts” but I wanted to share them with you all… I have been pondering for a while the use of the eBooks (and specifically the Kindle) in Academia.  Ever since I considered...


  • DIY Paper Models of Space Shuttle

    DIY Paper Models of Space Shuttle

    Thanks to @gugnheim for tweeting this: As you should know, I am a child of the space age, and a fan of space anythings for a long time.  Heck, my research areas have included Space Logistics, and Interplanetary Supply Chain...