Why the 7 Foundational Priorities of Modern Education & Instructional Design Must Be Replaced

The modern field of instructional design is a product of the industrial revolution. As such, it brings with it the priorities of the industrial revolution: standardization and uniformity, mass production (and products in general), efficiency, quantification, centralized power / authoritarianism, mechanization, and applied scientific knowledge (also referred to as technology). Read more…

Orbiting Academic Hairballs

In Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace, author Gordon MacKenzie writes that a hairball is “policy, procedure, conformity, compliance, rigidity, and submission to the status quo, while orbiting is originality, rules-breaking, non-conformity, experimentation, and innovation.” His book focuses on how people in a corporate Read more…