The New Advisory Group, Inc.

Course Gateway has changed its name to The New Advisory Group. The New Advisory Group works on behalf of companies, universities, and governments to create and leverage global networks for research and professional education.  Look for the renamed company’s website at www.newadvisorygroup.com in May 2016.        

Identifying Educational Revolutionaries

The ASU/edX creation of the Global Freshman Academy and LinkedIn’s acquisition of Lynda.com are landmark events in very different segments of the post-secondary education market. They both reflect a major technology-enabled transition in post-secondary education but which event represents a revolution in post-secondary education? Competency – The long-standing agreement between students and teachers is that… Read More »

The New Calculus of Investment in Post-Secondary Educational Services

In most of the world demand for affordable employment-relevant post-secondary education greatly exceeds supply.   While experts will quibble, this is arguably the case in the United States and Europe and obviously the situation in developing and emerging economies around the world. This long-standing fact is, however, only one-half of an investment thesis.  There is… Read More »

Convergence of Continuing Education and Decision Support Systems

With regard to professional and occupational knowledge and practice, education and decision support have always been close cousins.  You may learn your profession as a pharmacist, structural engineer, or urban planner at a university but you will turn to various decision support tools (reference works, manuals, short online tutorials) to deal, in the workplace, with… Read More »

What We Should Learn from the Ebola Outbreak

Ebola doesn’t spread by mysterious means, we know how it spreads. So we have the means to stop it from spreading, but it requires tremendous attention to every detail.  Tom Frieden, director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, August 25, 2014 The current West African Ebola crisis brings into sharp relief the challenges of… Read More »

Please Don’t Disturb Dr. Jones, She is Platforming Her Course

The convergence of digital publishing, online communities, and online education continues at a rapid pace and those of us in the business have to adopt new language to describe processes and outcomes that did not exist years or even months ago.   An August 1, 2014 article in the media section of the New York… Read More »

Office Mix is in the Mix

Microsoft is continuing the beta rollout of the online education authoring and delivery platform Office Mix.  As we have discussed previously, Office Mix is an add-in to Microsoft Powerpoint which allows one to develop online lectures and presentations that include video narration, inking for noting and highlighting, inline assessments/surveys, and screen capture demos. Distinguished scientist… Read More »

Content Management Goes to School

By now Content Management Systems (CMS) are well established in most corporate environments — especially those heavily regulated such as transportation, energy, and legal verticals.  Firms whose product is content have also invested heavily in CMS though typically these systems are optimized for rich media management which brings with it special challenges associated with video… Read More »