Trust-as-a-Service (TaaS): Blockchain, Education & Beyond

BY GORDON FREEDMAN Yesterday, an announcement was made about the Trust Assurance Network, a new company offering trust-as-a-service (TaaS) for education and other ecosystems, moving beyond blockchain for single solutions for record security into securing wider environments on a network basis. This move is likely a signal of things to come in shoring up the [...]

Unleash the Chatbots! AI for Retention

BY GORDON FREEDMAN “Once I realized how big of a problem student retention is in the US, ignoring it and not attempting to solve it was not an option for me.” -- Claudia Recchi, CEO and co-fonder, EdSights ( What follows is an intriguing look at a technology being developed by recent graduates focused on [...]

Mix It Up @ CLOSE IT, the “Crossover Conference”​ Santa Fe Oct 15-16

BY GORDON FREEDMAN CLOSE IT 2019 provides thought leaders and innovators from across the country with a learning platform to share, exchange, and partner in developing solutions that drive toward economic access and empowerment at scale. Elyse Rosenblum, Principal of Grads of Life. "I attend CLOSE IT to learn about the world’s most interesting [...]

Generational Transmission: Parenting & Partnering for a Better Future

BY GORDON FREEDMAN Book Review: “How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results,” Esther Wojcicki, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 2019 The Power of Reflection If you have any time to reflect while you are raising your children, thoughts go through your head. Should I have brought these children into this world? Will I […]

Bursting the Campus Technology Bubble Where are the Flying Cars?

Where are the Flying Cars? A WHITE PAPER BY GORDON FREEDMAN Welcome to The Campus Technology Bubble It may well be time to rethink campus technology. “What’s the deal with not knowing what our tuition buys?” This question was asked over a recent Sunday night dinner by a young former University of California student of […]

Beyond Schooling: Turning Schools into Learning Centers

What’s in a Name? Schools and school districts are officially legislated and governed as administrative bodies, not learning bodies. Learning, in many ways, is secondary. Could a simple shift in what we call schools lead to dramatic results? If schools were renamed and reoriented as Learning Centers, could their purpose become clearer and more measurable, for […]