The Zebra Company Approach: Why Construct Chooses to be Real

You may have heard the term "Unicorn Company" used to describe the most successful start-ups in the technology industry. These companies are valued at over a billion dollars and are often associated with being magical, rare, and successful. However, they may not always meet realistic expectations. But what about Zebra…
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The Sharing Economy in Higher Education

There’s nothing like a crisis to stimulate fresh ideas and thinking. What was unthinkable previously suddenly becomes more palatable and unusual solutions to problems find traction. Back in 2012, Lisa Gansky highlighted an interesting trend developing in business in her book (and subsequent TED Talk) The Mesh: Why The Future of…
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Let’s Move Away From Binary Thinking in EdTech

Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Hybrid vs. on Campus Fast vs. Effective The answer always depends on who you ask. Much of the EdTech commentary seems to be stuck in the binary, trying to analyze if the best solutions are this or that. However, by seeing only either/or options we are limiting…
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The Value of Cultivating a Deep Listening Mindset

When I accepted the position of Chief Operations Officer for our global team, I didn't appreciate the role deep listening would play in my and our team's success. Deep Listening involves listening, from a deep, receptive, and caring place in oneself, to deeper and often subtler levels of meaning and…
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The Unexpected Power of a Walk and Talk

The perennial problem of someone in my position with my title is the ability to move beyond the title and access a more fundamental level of communication. Often when I am in meetings with people, there is a subtle but significant power imbalance. The result of this is that the…
Stealth Leadership by Meg Knight

What does Stealth Leadership look like?

Leadership can come with a formal title, or it can be below the radar and largely by stealth. How I have experienced and interacted with what it means to be a leader has changed over the course of my career. Initially, I assumed that the people in front and in…

Our Top 5 Trends for Edtech in 2022

Construct works globally; from emerging economies to Ivy League schools. This means I get to work on so many exciting projects from the University of Michigan to the IFC - International Finance Corporation, VVOB to the University of Oxford. Since 2013, Construct has also been a small but growing cog…
Author: David Phillips, CEO

A message from our CEO

When I look ahead I am sure that the digital transformation we have been experiencing will continue to accelerate in 2022. The traditional education market is being reformed through digitization whether fully or as part of a blended learning approach. There is a significant and growing demand from a cost,…