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Skill obsolescence – staying relevant

September 1, 2015
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Skill obsolescence – staying relevant

Cursive writing is out; map-reading is out; searching a book index is out.  Required skills for the marketplace are changing and yet, not all skills are this dated.  At what point do we decide that certain skills will continue to have future value, even if it appears that they are obsolete for the moment? According…

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September classroom―disruption

September 1, 2015
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September classroom―disruption

Any of the completed work from these activities can be converted to face-to-face discussion. Try adapting the content to your specific course format. Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Airbnb appears to be disrupting the corporate…

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Airbnb explains survival

September 1, 2015
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Airbnb explains survival

Co-founder of Airbnb, Joe Gebbia, discusses the company history and strategy for surviving growth hurdles.  Their mission is to create a world where anyone can belong. The company defines the marketspace for information sharing in the lodging industry. As a disrupter in the lodging industry,…

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Mentoring and the startup

September 1, 2015
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Mentoring and the startup

Kim Kaupe is the co-founder of ZinePak, a marketing company that provides superfans of music, movies, sports, and brands with customized memorabilia packages. In this video clip, she discusses the…

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Volunteerism as a business model

September 1, 2015
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Volunteerism as a business model

SponsorChange.org is a new take on volunteerism, in which the volunteer works for student loan alleviation. Students volunteer to do the work at social impact organizations and philanthropists reward their…

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Keeping abreast of teaching techniques

September 1, 2015
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Keeping abreast of teaching techniques

The Teaching Professor Tips App brings daily teaching tips and ideas to your smartphone.  The free app from Magna Publications, the higher education publisher that provides a platform for educators…

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