Archive | April, 2014

Episode 035: Burck Smith, CEO & Founder of StraighterLine

On this episode of MEP, CEO & Founder of Straighterline, Burck Smith, joins me to chat about self paced learning, educational policy, and where he sees the future of education moving.  DO NOT miss this! Guest Bio: Burck Smith is the CEO and founder of StraighterLine. Ten years before launching StraighterLine in 2009, he co-founded SMARTHINKING, […]

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Episode 034: Dr. Lori McEwen, Director of Academics at Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy (RI)

  Guest Bio: Dr. Lori McEwen joined the Blackstone Valley Prep network support team after working as an Assistant Principal at Portsmouth High School. Dr. McEwen has also served as a middle school leader and an educational consultant for Teachers21. She has also conducted a large-scale program evaluation for the Ministry of Education in Canada […]

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Episode 033: Shaila Ittycheria, Co-founder of Enstitute – Apprenticeships for 21st Century Careers

What if you could learn alongside a proven CEO and founder in an industry you were curious about?  Imagine learning about finance, sales & marketing, & product development through direct application on a daily basis.  Would you learn more than studying these disciplines in college? Could this be a viable solution for the much publicized […]

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Episode 032: Chari Leader Kelley on Adult Learning & Prior Learning Assessment

Non traditional students in college ARE the new “traditional”.  According to a recent Washington Post article, “About 40 percent of all college students are older than 25, according to U.S. Education Department data. More than a third attend classes part-time. Nearly 20 percent work full-time. About 60 percent enroll at four-year public and private schools, […]

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