There is a lot of unrecognized talent walking around America, Dr. Peter Smith, told viewers during his June 14 live interview on Facebook. “From a policy perspective, that’s a huge national problem that is hurting our country,” added University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Orkand Endowed Chair and professor of innovative practices in higher education.
See Smith’s interview, moderated by UMUC Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Alan Drimmer, on UMUC’s Facebook page.Continue Reading
“The plain fact is that millions of Americans have historically faced huge barriers to getting the education and the jobs that they want.” – Excerpted from “Free-Range Learning in the Digital Age: The Emerging Revolution in College, Career, and Education,” by Dr. Peter SmithContinue Reading
Peter Smith, educator and author, asks two questions.
How much of what you know did you learn in a college classroom?
How much of what you know did you learn from personal and on-the-job experience?
If the answer is—as he expects—that you learned far more from your experience outside the classroom, he then asks a third.Continue Reading
Former Lockheed Martin Chair and USM Regent Norman Augustine tells UMUC audience there are “enormous opportunities to be found in periods of change,” provided you “truly understand the world as it is, and likely to become, not as you would wish it to become”
By 2025, higher education has transformed itself back to the future, to a time of the earliest philosophers of education when learning was self-paced, guided by mentors or coaches, and assessed by how well students had mastered essential competencies, rather than by the credentials they have earned, said John C. Cavanaugh, PhD, president and CEO of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.Continue Reading