I had powered through the thicket only to arrive at a starting line, not a finish line. Had I found the starting line initially, I could have been much further down the path, and sooner. But the struggle wasn’t for naught; it gave me material that helped me relate to the reader. Read how a story about the Tibetan Sky Burial led me to the braided essay structure.
“But what they don’t tell you about the dream is how much it resembles an actual dream, constantly skipping from snapshot to snapshot. It adorns itself with the highlights while downplaying the elongated spaces in between. The spaces that real life calls home…” Danielle explores the challenges and beauty of modern-day family life in this creative nonfiction piece, published by Medium’s P.S. I Love You.
March season was in full swing. The most recent high-profile march at the time of publication, the March for Science, touted science as a “pillar of human freedom and prosperity.” Yet the same could be said for higher education in general, as Danielle explored in this blog post written for Helix Education.
In a medium in which clicks equal money, many marketers got really good at writing headlines that elicited a click from even the most reluctant of viewer. Yet the power of clickbait speaks to some profound underlying truths about what people want and need when entering the realm of digital communication. Danielle drew from her research in behavioral economics and behavior change communications in this piece, published in the Call-to-Action blog run by Inside Higher Ed.
Online learning's growth shows no signs of slowing. The Online Learning Consortium estimated that 85 percent of Americans enrolled in postsecondary institutions have at least one trait of a nontraditional learner. In this article, ghostwritten for Helix Education’s Amy Hale and Emily Wood, LeCourt explores the shifting pedagogical paradigm for Inside Higher Ed’s Inside Digital Learning blog.
To excel in today’s increasingly competitive environment, higher education institutions must embrace a new enrollment mindset—a mindset that envisions the goal and knows how to get there. Yet embracing this mindset requires enrollment officers to challenge some underlying assumptions of elite performance, myths about what it takes to rise to the top. In this eCampus News article, Danielle explored the new insights about peak performance and expertise to guide higher ed leaders to greater enrollment success.
A self-proclaimed “reformed dataphobe,” Danielle now champions the idea of big data in higher ed while also challenging the industry to set the ethical standard for data analytics.This op-ed, written on behalf of Helix Education, was the first placement for the company in a major high education publication.
We are now fully immersed in an attention economy, and to survive in a marketplace where attention is currency, messages simply HAVE to draw attention. Unfortunately, recent research about human behavior has revealed that the amount of time you have to actually capture someone’s attention is extremely narrow—only about 200 milliseconds or so. So how on earth can you cut through the noise and draw attention in such a short amount of time? In this article, ghostwritten for Helix Education’s Seth Odell, Danielle explains how institutions can step out of their comfort zone with visually arresting design.