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"Ten with Ken" is Ken Steele's almost-weekly roundup of emerging trends, bright ideas, and promising technologies for higher education marketing, administration, teaching and learning. 

Sep 30, 2020

In pre-pandemic times, Ken Steele sits down on the Carleton University "Friendship Bench" with president and vice-chancellor (and neuropsychologist) Benoit-Antoine Bacon to talk frankly about his own journey to mental health, and his advice for students.

Mental health has been a significant concern on higher ed campuses...


May 2, 2020

“Blended” approaches to teaching and learning (sometimes also called “hybrid”) combine in-class discussion and activities with a substantial proportion of online course delivery. Done well, blended courses can combine the best of online and on-campus pedagogy, improve student learning outcomes, provide...


Dec 13, 2019

The fifth annual Ten with Ken Holiday Special continues our review of highlights from more than 500 college and university greeting videos released around the world last December. In part 3, “Festive & Fuzzy,” we turn to the cuddlier side of the season, with a look at campus mascots, puppy dogs, and classic...


Dec 10, 2019

The “Ten with Ken” Holiday Special continues with part 2: Season’s Eatings! 

Every year, baked goods and particularly gingerbread are prominent in higher ed holiday greeting videos. Often, we see students baking together, such as in a best-in-class vid from Wellesley College last year.  More often than not,...


Dec 5, 2019

This year’s “Ten with Ken” Holiday Special starts with part 1: Midwinter Magic!  

In last year’s higher ed holiday videos, campus marketers were clearly anxious about doing a good job, such as at the Bryan School of Business & Economics at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Upper Iowa University,...