Archive | September, 2010

Myths…Niches…Needs

By Mark T. Burke Myths about what online courses are are at the tip of many educator’s tongues.  Those myths have unfortunately become “truths” to many because there are too few of us communicating the real stories and honestly, there are too many organizations producing courses that meet the low standards of those myths.  To […]

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MENC: Supporting the Past While Shaping the Future of Music Education

By Mark T. Burke MENC, an organization that’s had a presence in the lives of music educators for generations, is an organization, like most, faced with the reality that educational systems are just beginning a revolution like no other in our past. I had the professional pleasure of participating in a SoundTree sponsored Webinar with […]

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The Arts Build Better Leaders

By Mark T. Burke A few weeks ago, I posted “The Creative Workforce:  How Music Students are Prepared. Are You?”  Within the post, I linked to a valuable guide on the traits employers seek in employee leaders.  You can find the chart on our site at:  “The Creative Workforce Characteristics.” A few days ago, a […]

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There’s No Replacement for Online Learning…An argument reversed

By Mark T. Burke For those of us in online education, a phrase often heard is “There’s nothing like live instruction.”  Variations include, “There’s nothing like a live classroom,”, and “There’s nothing like being taught by a live teacher.”  This perfectly aimed comment puts the entire online education world on the defensive.  On more than […]

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