Recommended additional readings to understand Creative Commons

As part of the Create Commons Certificate for Educators, I will be highlighting at least 6 resources that build upon the course content. This page will be updated regularly for the duration of the course. The Commons, Short and Sweet, by David Bollier Unit 1 Additional Resources Relevant content in the unit: Unit 1.2, Creative…

What knee surgery taught me about access to education

Unplanned additional costs and complicated, unexpected additional steps are issues in both healthcare and education. Instead of finding ways for people to navigate these challenges, true change will come when we find ways to eliminate them. And, when we can’t, finding ways to ensure they aren’t unplanned or unexpected.

Don’t forget packaging

And yet, what people are mostly buying it for is the packaging, the idea of a luxury product, or a personal relationship.

Remember what you love about your work

It’s 7 am and it’s time for me to get out of the pool, I’ve been swimming intensely for an hour, but before I go, I dive, twirl and spin my way down the lane and back, looking like a playful sea otter. I’m remembering that I love to swim. Rewind to a day during…

What’s with all of the Shen Yun ads?

If you live anywhere near a large city, you’ve probably seen the billboards, posters, flyers, etc. showing a woman graciously dancing, inviting you to a traditional Chinese dance performance called Shen Yun. When I first saw these ads, I thought, “Oh how nice, I love cultural events promoting international art forms.” What set-off my skepticism,…

The formula for selling viral toys, getting you to buy more

Formula:
Create a viral marketing campaign around certain toys using social media influencers.
Undersupply the market with the toy. The limited amount furthers the frenzy and increases the desirability since now only a select number of consumers can get them (exclusivity)….

The organized beauty of a Bullet Journal

When I heard that the Bullet Journal was essentially “one notebook to rule them all,” my first thought was, “That’ll never work” and my second thought was, “That’s such a simple solution, why didn’t I think of it?”.