High Tech/High Touch

High Tech/High Touch

In a world of smartphones, computers, social media and the internet, the question of how we humans understand our relationship with technology has become paramount. Studies show that too much technology is debilitating on human brain function, stifles emotions, affects our memories, and leads to all sorts of antisocial behavior. Addictions to various forms of […]

Sri Lanka: Gateway to Asia

Sri Lanka: Gateway to Asia

Raji Jayasinghe, our VP for Asia and Press Officer, and Dilini Gunasekera, our Country Director for Sri Lanka, and I just spent two weeks in Sri Lanka developing a range of partnerships that are positioning Ubiquity to provide high quality education for Sri Lanka and the Asian market. This is an extremely exciting opportunity for […]

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Linda Elder

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Linda Elder

What is your passion? One of my most significant passions is to help cultivate fairminded, critical societies through the development of human ideas. How have you manifested this passion to impact the world in a positive way? The world as we know it today is replete with nonsensical ideas and beliefs which often cause suffering […]

Partnering with Purpose

Partnering with Purpose

I had just finished our keynote speech at the AIESEC International Congress in Egypt and an AIESECer came up to me, shook my hand and said “This really is going to change the world.” I was just recovering from a standing ovation and this comment forced me to accept that maybe it was actually true! […]

AIESEC and Ubiquity partner to reshape the future of learning

AIESEC and Ubiquity partner to reshape the future of learning

What​ ​should​ ​learning​ ​and​ ​education​ ​be​ ​about?​ ​Not​ ​about​ ​how​ ​many​ ​hours​ ​you​ ​spend in​ ​a​ ​classroom​ ​or​ ​how​ ​many​ ​books​ ​you​ ​read,​ ​but​ ​really​ ​about​ ​what​ ​you​ ​are​ ​able​ ​to​ ​do after​ ​your​ ​learning​ ​experience​ ​that​ ​you​ ​weren’t​ ​able​ ​to​ ​do​ ​before.​ ​That​ ​can​ ​be something​ ​you​ ​can​ ​explain​ ​or​ ​do,​ ​but​ ​could​ ​also​ […]

Think Global, Act Local

Think Global, Act Local

One of the things I love most about Ubiquity is our map point logo. It summarizes for me a core aspect of Ubiquity’s design. On the one hand we have a global community of engaged learners, taking courses, interacting with each other, and earning points, badges and credentials on our online platform. On the other […]

3 Reasons Why Universities Should be Developing Competencies for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

3 Reasons Why Universities Should be Developing Competencies for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015 the United Nations agreed on 17 goals with detailed sub-targets that, if achieved, would truly put humanity on course towards a peaceful and sustainable civilization. To support this initiative, UNESCO created the SDG competence frameworks, which list a set of 8 cross-cutting competencies needed to deal with any of the Global Goals, as […]