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Scott McLeod

Associate Professor of Educational Administration, Iowa State University

Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He has received numerous national awards for his technology leadership work, including recognitions from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National School Boards Association. In Spring 2011 he was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at Dangerously Irrelevant and Mind Dump, and occasionally at The Huffington Post. He can be reached at scottmcleod.net.

MOOCs are here. How should state universities respond?

A short essay argues that most institutions should immediately institute moratoriums on hiring new faculty and building new facilities, and that universities need to focus on clarifying their value proposition in a world of 'commodity [higher] education.'

The 800-desktop millstone [SCENARIO]

Introducing a new feature here, here’s a school technology leadership scenario for you… SCENARIO: You’re a new central office administrator in a growing district. Just a few months into the […]

Making room for innovation

One of my favorite books on leadership is The Future of Management by Gary Hamel. If you haven’t read it, I encourage you to do so. You can read my […]

Of course you can’t do that

As soon as you say ‘failure is not an option,’ you’ve just said ‘innovation is not an option.’ – Seth Godin, The Flip Side Download this file: pngpptx See also […]

How NOT to reform American education

Alberta, Canada is widely recognized as having one of the best schooling systems in the world. A recent article in Alberta Views highlighted the differences between its system and America’s, […]

Above and beyond [VIDEO]

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills and Fablevision have just released a short animated film, Above and Beyond, that emphasizes the value of the 4 Cs: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, […]