Author Archives: David San Filippo, Ph.D.

About David San Filippo, Ph.D.

I am David San Filippo. I am an educator and consultant in the fields of business and human science. My business expertise are in the areas of leadership, ethics, vocational consulting, and Social Security Disability representation. My human science areas of expertise and interest are interpersonal communication, ethics, loss & bereavement, human consciousness, death & dying, and near-death experiences.

The End of Learning Management Systems

This article, “5 eLearning Trends Leading to the End of the Learning Management System” provides some insights into the future of learning systems. As education institutions look at there relationships with their learning management systems providers, the alternative options for … Continue reading

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Student Engagement

I teach primarily online courses in a university setting. Our students are predominately adult students seeking their undergraduate or graduate degree. Keeping adult students engaged in their course work can sometimes be challenging. So many students just want to get their … Continue reading

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Let’s teach for mastery–not test scores

Sal Khan discusses how to re-engage the education model to change the former method of teaching to some type of test versus assessing a mastery of a concept. He uses an interesting example of building a house to testing versus mastery.

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Future Employment & Robotics

Several Oxford University academics analyzed a number of worker trait factors that assessed the susceptibility of occupations to be automated by robots. They based their calculations “on nine key skills required to perform it; social perceptiveness, negotiation, persuasion, assisting and … Continue reading

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What Teachers Make

I am an avid watcher of TED Talks. I found this poignant presentation by Taylor Mali, “What Teachers Make” to be a heart-warming representation of the profession I have chosen as my most favorite occupation in my professional career – … Continue reading

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Applying Quality Matters Standards to Blended & Online Courses – A Case Study

In March 2015 I presented this topic to the annual meeting of the Adult Higher Education Alliance (AHEA). This is a PDF of the slides that were presented: Applying Quality Matters Standards to Blended & Online Courses – A Case … Continue reading

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Lean Startups in Higher Education

We are starting to look at starting some new program offering at my university. We are using the concept of lean startups, as shared by Eric Ries. It is definitely a paradigm shift from how we have approached program design … Continue reading

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