The Presidents’ Forum, established in 2004, is a collaboration of accredited, national, adult-serving institutions and programs that have embraced the power and potential of online education. The Forum provides a venue for leaders in higher education and stakeholders to share their knowledge and learn from others’ best practices. It was originally affiliated with Excelsior College and Excelsior’s president, John Ebersole, deserves credit for organizing and supporting it in its early years (note: I currently serve as Forum vice chair and APUS has supported the Forum for years).
In February, Clayton Christensen, Michael Horn, Louis Caldera, and Louis Soares published a research report entitled “Disrupting College: How Disruptive Innovation Can Deliver Quality and Affordability to Postsecondary Education.” The report was sponsored by the Center for American Progress and Innosight Institute. Christensen is a Harvard Business School professor noted for his study of disruptive innovations that influence industries and a few years ago, he and his colleagues penned a book entitled Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns which I reviewed on my blog.
Now that the Presidential conventions of both major parties have concluded, there are two months before Election Day. We’ll have speeches throughout the country, media coverage, and public polls up to the final exit polls during Election Day. For voters whose minds are made up, the coverage is probably overwhelming. For undecided voters, the coverage is helpful until the point where they have determined for whom they’re voting.