Jonathan D. Becker, J.D., Ph.D.

Living at the intersections of education, technology, leadership, and policy.


March 2019

“On Nonscalability” of teaching and learning

The original impetus for European sugarcane plantations was to obtain sugar not controlled by Muslims, but Europe was generally too cold to grow cane. When European voyages of discovery revealed warm new lands, investors raced to sponsor cane planting. By… Continue Reading →

Higher ed. boxed in?

Two recent articles about higher education are about academic innovation more broadly, but raise a specific issue about information systems in higher education. In the first, Matt Reed, Vice President for Learning at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey, wrote… Continue Reading →

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