India’s Permaculture Revolution - Part 2

February 3, 2020
The next leg of our journey through India’s revolutionary water projects begins in West Bengal.  If you missed it, you can read the first part of the journey where we went from bedrock to bounty!

India’s Permaculture Revolution - Part 1

January 2, 2020
I am currently in Chennai, India, a city of over 11 million people, that ran out of water last summer. It’s hard to imagine a dried up city with more people than New York being supplied by trains and trucks hauling in water to the highest bidders, but that was the situation here before the monsoon’s arrival.

Non-Credit Education Benchmark Report

June 3, 2019
Economic, social and educational institutions are in the midst of a transformation at a level of intensity never experienced before. In short, the way people learn is changing and evolving. As a result, the workforce is more diverse and flexible, and professional and continuing education has become a key way for people to level up their skills outside of a degree environment.

How To Start A Craft Distillery

April 10, 2019
When starting a craft distillery, it is important to plan out as much as possible in the beginning. Distilling usually requires a large investment upfront, and it can sometimes be difficult to even know where to begin. By thinking through some key questions and points, however, you can be well on your way to building a business development plan that lays everything out. Here are several areas you.

Who Should Study Learning Experience Design?

December 7, 2018
In 2016, nearly one in four higher education students took at least one distance course.  That number is projected to skyrocket.  By a lot. To meet the growing demand for online learning, educators are evolving right along with their students. Part of this evolution is a new field called "learning experience design" or LX Design.

What is Learning Experience Design?

November 2, 2018
Learning experience design, also referred to as LXD and LX Design, is a unique way of approaching your course and instructional design in a way that keeps the learner at the center. From the beginning of the design process, you keep the learner and their needs in mind to create the best possible experience for your user.

Learning to Code: Building a Career by Learning Web Design

August 27, 2018
Leicie Piscitelli is resilient. Completely on her own at age 17, she worked retail jobs to support herself while finishing high school. Her father died when she was 16, forcing her from her homeschooled background into the public-school system.

What Is Authentic Leadership? A Conversation with Dean Newlund

August 15, 2018
This conversation with Dean Newlund covers leadership insights based on his years of experience as a leadership expert and trainer for large organizations. Dean is CEO of Mission Facilitators International, a 25-year-old boutique team-based development firm with offices in Phoenix and Bend. He has developed and facilitated hundreds of training programs for small to large organizations, for-profit.

Project Management Insights with Laszlo Retfalvi

August 1, 2018
Laszlo Retfalvi leads Oregon State University's online Project Management Certificate program. Laszlo is founder and general manager of Retfalvi and Associates and author of "The Power of Project Management Leadership: Your Guide on How to Achieve Outstanding Results". Laszlo's background includes extensive project management experience, including leadership positions at General Dynamics and.

From Wall Street to Main Street

August 1, 2018
After a career on Wall Street, Marianne Cicala wanted to give back. When she began building the first organic farm in her rural Virginia community, she turned to Oregon State University’s Professional and Continuing Education for online training in sustainable landscape design.

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