The Modern Classification System

The Visible’s Information Architecture (IA) uses the Modern Classification System (MCS). The MCS is itself built on the shoulders of Melvil Dewey’s Decimal Classification system (DDC). Originally published in 1876 — the same year Alexander Graham Bell applied for a

Money Balks

Now that we’ve figured out that the global budget for online language learning is the same as the global budget for learning, period, what kind of cash are we looking at? Actually, now that I think of it, let’s first

Modest Proposal

What does it look like, when you are not solving the correct problem? A senior consultant and a junior analyst are having a picnic. It’s a beautiful day and they’ve spread their blanket and banquet out beside a sparkling rushing

Game Plan

Game Plan

Gamification is the use of game-design elements to drive engagement and achievement. Some of the more popular game-design elements include Quests Clues Desirable Difficulty and Leveling Feedback Systems Collaboration / Teamwork Leaderboards (aka competition) Pseudonimity (an environment where it is

Learning Curveball

Learning Curveball

What is the size of today’s global online language learning market? What are the world’s self-described (English-speaking) experts guesstimating? According to one of today’s most popular online search engines, there are three guesstimates worth noting: think tanks from as far


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