Global supply chains have faced disruptions before—shocks like 9/11, the devastating earthquake in Fukushima, Japan and its subsequent tsunami, marine piracy, trade wars—all have made us more aware of supply chain fragility. And while businesses have weathered these shocks (some with greater success than others), the COVID-19 pandemic feels categorically different: production has been halted, … Continue reading Supply Chain Resiliency: In Times of Crisis Visibility is Key
Let’s begin with the obvious. We’re in the business of building interactive and engaging online discussion platforms. We really do believe the answer to this question is, ultimately, yes. Class discussion, whether conducted face-to-face or virtually, is probably one of the most valuable teaching strategies we have in our toolkit. Students learn better when they’re … Continue reading Can Online Discussions Be Relevant Learning Experiences?
As more colleges and universities adopt or expand their online learning capabilities, faculty are catching up—but slowly. According to a survey conducted last year by Inside Higher Education, three-quarters of instructors who taught online think it made them better teachers—largely because teaching online gets people thinking about pedagogy in new ways. Still, a significant percentage … Continue reading Keep the Learning Going
Longwood Garden's 1957 Plant Collecting Expedition “Never before has any American had the opportunity of doing this sort of project on this scale for the Mediterranean region.” --Frederick G. Meyer, trip leader In 1957, Frederick Meyer and his wife Jean boarded a steamer bound for France, rented a tiny Renault in Paris, and set out … Continue reading Philadelphia Flower Show
Harmonize offers built-in access to industry-leading similarity-checkers Harmonize is a great platform for encouraging dynamic discussion online. Because it uses the social media metaphors that students prefer across the devices they’re most likely to be using, Harmonize is helping instructors create vibrant online interactions—right from the LMS. We’re pretty thrilled to offer a discussion platform … Continue reading Plagiarism Checking Directly from the Discussion Board
What will it take to deliver on them? As supply chain complexity intensifies, industry leaders are turning to emerging technologies to share data about goods and services with integrity and security. In today’s global economy, accuracy in supply chain traceability is becoming critically important as organizations look for better ways to track both raw materials … Continue reading Blockchain’s Big Promises
Delivering tamper-proof track and trace capabilities across your supply chain It started as software-as-a-service, but today the shift to the cloud means businesses everywhere are grappling with a new reality: everything-as-a-service. For the most part, this shift has been positive as businesses refocus their efforts and resources on the customer experience. But in the process, … Continue reading Business at the Speed of Trust
Class discussion matters. Students learn better when they’re actively engaged with class material, with other students, and with their instructor. In the online classroom, class discussion boards are a critical piece of your pedagogy. It’s here that students share ideas, make connections, and dig more deeply into course material. And while instructors can bring their … Continue reading 5 Tips for Engaging Students in Online Discussions
Generation Z has arrived. Sixty-one million strong in the U.S. alone, they will comprise 30% of the workforce by 2030. They are more diverse, more educated, and more technologically adept than any previous generation. And they are poised to join the workforce at a moment of unprecedented change. The future of work will be more … Continue reading The Future of Work: Generation Z
We believe that applying technology to business problems can achieve great results. It’s why we do what we do. But we also understand that some processes are more resistant to automation than others. And there’s no better example of that than the slow evolution of medical credentialing. Yes, technology–particularly the internet–has improved the credentialing process. … Continue reading A Better Way to Manage Affiliation Verification for Healthcare Credentialing?