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Andrew Barras aka Crudbasher

When a big thunder storm is coming there are signs. The air pressure drops, the wind picks up, the sky darkens. If you look you can see the Storm Front approaching. Something like that is happening now with Education. Big changes are approaching. We can all feel it. In this blog I will try to lay out what I think is about to happen.

My name is Andrew Barras (aka Crudbasher). I am a User Experience Designer at Full Sail University. I have been a 3d Modeler, Computer Programmer, Web Designer, and Professor over the last 15 years. I was making Military Simulations before I could legally drink! (that was a disadvantage). Now I am adding Educational Futurist to my skill set.  I have a BS in Digital Arts and Design and my Masters in Education Media Design & Technology, both from Full Sail University.

This is my personal blog.  I do not, in any way, represent my employer.



  1. Thanks! I agree with you one hundred percent! You articulated your points well and I am excited to share your thinking in my school district.

  2. Thanks for your informations, cause education in my country, Indonesia not so good

  3. Andrew,

    thanks for linking my presentation on the history of education taken through the lens of system design. I’m pleased you liked it enough to share!


    • Hi Trace,

      Your presentation is really good work! I like that you came up with a way to quantify the system that works with the various incarnations we have seen so far. I’m applying it to my work on how it might evolve and mutate in the future.

      Thanks for commenting!!

  4. […] Joe Riggs I found this wonderful article from Andrew Barras on his splendid ‘Education Storm-front‘ blog. Here Andrew uses Sherlock Holmes as a model for changes that need to be made in the […]

  5. Hi Andrew,
    A friend forwarded me one of your articles, and I’ve got a book I’d like to share with you. Drop me a line! yourstruly@blakeboles.com

  6. Andrew, Check out the October 19 edition of the Chronicle of Higher Ed…the Front page story is “College, Reinvented.” I’ll be interested in your opinion.

    Matt Lonam

    • Hey Matt,

      I had to locate a subscription to view the article! I’ll check it out. Thanks for the tip!

  7. Andrew,
    Great blog! I like the excitement you build as an educator facing a storm front. I’d love to get your perspective on a project I’m working on, ExitTicket.org. It’s having a disruptive impact on education and I think it’d work well with your other posts. Let me know if I could help, dan@exitticket.org

    Thanks again for the great reads!

  8. I feel like we’re kindred spirits in our views on Education. I’m a huge fan and was wondering if you still accept Guest Posts or ideas for them. If you do, what is the best way to contact you?

    • Hey Corrine,

      I’m honored you feel like my writings are useful. 🙂 Sure I welcome guest posts. Contact me at my username @ gmail. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

  9. I saw Hollywood’s industry blow up about sexual harassment and I thought of you and how the school failed to protect me. Still like girls wearing 4″ heels and short skirts? It’s the least they could do, right, for all you’ve done for them?

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