Yearly Archives: 2014


Year of LDT in Review

After an amazing year of Learning, Design and Technology (LDT), I¬†made a portfolio that summarizes my experience with the program and shows my growth as much through the content as through the format itself ūüôā   Overview     To download the interactive PDF¬†version of this two-page portfolio, click on the following link:¬†LDT Interactive Portfolio […]


A New Way to Capture Book Insights

To get smart on multiple fields for making our LDT masters project work, my project partner and I have been reading a lot every week. We have been reading everything from academic journals and research handbooks to science books and spiritual paperbacks. Looking at the rather large stack of books in my living room one […]


The Wave Diagram

As I was deciding whether or not to pursue a PhD in the field of education here at Stanford, I noticed that I kept talking, thinking, and writing about “momentum.” I communicated as much to others as to myself some momentum that was pulling me in one direction or pushing me in another. To explore […]


To PhD or Not to PhD

A few months ago, I put myself in a very interesting position: I got to decide if I wanted to begin a professional investing career through venture capital and startups or begin an education research career through a PhD program. In the statement above, I employ two specific phrases intentionally. First, although this was a […]


The Learner’s Toolkit

Math. Science. History. English. These are some of the domains we might encounter as students. We learn content in each, most probably isolated from everything else we learn. Multiple schools, researchers, and educators are looking for ways to combine these domains. For example, the Common Core Standards are looking to weave more of the content […]


Stanford 2025 Exhibit Board

As part of the¬†Stanford 2025¬†exhibit, the independent experimenters could take up the opportunity to create a 6’x8′ board with content that explained the key findings from their experiments. Below is the board that I showcased during the event.  


Fondly Gritty Experiences

For the @Stanford project, my project partner and I created a survey for students in an introductory materials science course. The audience included all levels of undergraduate education, with the majority being freshmen and sophomores. We have since used this survey in other courses (including one with primarily PhD students). In the survey, we asked […]


Loop/Spiral Framework as Lynchpin for Multiple Futures

At the¬†Stanford 2025¬†exhibit, we unveiled four different visions that emerged out of the @Stanford project’s experiments. My experiments produced intriguing results and I integrated them into my life when I got the opportunity to decide between going back full-time into the startup and venture capital world or pursuing a PhD degree here at Stanford. One […]


Looping Education

As part of the @Stanford project that culminated with the Stanford 2025 event, I re-imagined my life journey in a looping rather than a linear structure. The diagrams in this post became part of the Stanford 2025 exhibit, explaining and supplementing the looping mechanism behind the¬†Open Loop University concept. From a very low-resolution hand-drawn prototype, […]