During my prep-time for participation in the UCL EDUCATE project, being the R&D lead of OS.University, I was exploring the online learning community in order to assess the value proposition (from theory of change perspective) for many of the biggest online learning platforms, whether they were free, commercial, or in between. Now that my PhD journey is about to be completed, I found this list below, among my papers, where many of the platforms have been sorted and for some I have added a short intro next to each one (taken in most of the cases from the platforms). Continue reading “Online Educational Resources – Opportunities in Times of Crisis”
Two of the most prominent 2020 presidential candidates on the side of the Democratic Party – Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders, are decided to eradicate student debt in the U.S and this may have a lot to do with cryptocurrency penetration in the higher education market. Continue reading “On Education, Policy, and Technology”
I was provoked by a recent interview of mine for Bloomberg TV to start thinking around the subject of what’s really the key success factor for a startup business to thrive. There is a lot of noise in the startup world around “Founder-Investor”, “Product-Business Model” and other such “fits”, ”matches” that are claimed to be decisive for the success of a startup. I don’t dispute these. However, in my opinion, the “Idea-Founder” match is the only thing that matters at the end (literally, according to the terminal values theory). If the project you are working on as a founder does not match with your long-term goals and aspirations, then the odds are against you and your business. Continue reading “This is a Business Concept Giveaway. Because the “Idea-Founder” Fit is the Most Important for a Thriving Startup!”
You may have already went through some of my recent posts, regarding the Open Source University platform — world’s first distributed academic & career development ledger, with potential to transform the way 7 billion people develop academically and grow professionally. But how would this transformation really look like? — a question that this article answers to in 3 to 5 minutes, in case our 30-page whitepaper is not your first choice. Continue reading “What is the Open Source University at www.OS.UNIVERSITY and why does it matter?”
The Future is here – it’s just not very evenly distributed, William Gibson once wrote. Hence, you need to know where and when to look in order to connect the dots and see the broader futuristic-turned-realistic picture. There were a few such opportunities for me to look into over the past year.
Continue reading “2017 will be the year of the Sharing Economy 2.0, the Internet of People”