Accreditation has been a very important part of the education sector for decades. As technology has changed access to education (especially home-based learning), many traditional ideas about education have been questioned. Since accreditation is supplied by organizations tasked with maintaining tradition, the need for accreditation is also being questioned. From Home The idea of gaining … Continue reading Does it Matter if your Degree is Accredited?
Blockchain technology is much like the internet in the mid-90s. They compare because both are complex technologies that have been poorly communicated by experts. The industry needs a good spokesperson who understands the technicalities but can also communicate with the uninitiated. Most importantly, the industry needs someone who can provide a balanced and realistic view … Continue reading The Cultural Lag of Blockchain
I've been working on a bit of research about the future of mail and couriers. One of the coolest bits of research I found is MyPostcard. MyPostcard is actually a scanning hit for a trend I've been following for a hospitality company. The hospitality industry has been focused on customer experience, experience design, and the role … Continue reading Scanning hit for the future of postal services and customer experience
Our latest Gist report briefly looks at the future of Bitcoin and its related technologies – blockchain, smart contracts and distributed autonomous organizations. Proponents say Bitcoin will decentralize power away from banks and other institutions while distributing it across whole communities. If these promises hold true, Bitcoin will only be the beginning. Download the whole … Continue reading More than Money: Get the (Free) Gist on the Future of Blockchain
Wearing IT to Work is my latest trend alert based on my report on wearables. I am also hosting 2 free webinars to cover the basics of the report (please see links below). Wearable electronic devices, or simply wearables, have emerged from specialized markets such as the medical sector and the military and are aggressively entering … Continue reading Wearing IT to Work–repost from Shaping Tomorrow