Author Archives: Bryan Alexander

Are campus mergers rising?

How can colleges and universities cope with today’s financial and enrollment challenges? Perhaps by merging.  Former university president Susan Resneck Pierce offers a sobering and thoughtful list of institutions currently exploring mergers. Pierce also provides good advice for leaders thinking about … Continue reading

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What does the internet of things mean for education?

I’ve been tracking the internet of things for a while, and am still trying to imagine how it fits into education.  I’m not sure if the IoT will hit academic with the wave force of the Web in the 1990s, … Continue reading

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Three higher education futures

Today Educause Review Online published my latest article, “Higher Education in 2024: Glimpsing the Future“.  In it are three scenarios for how academia could change over the next decade: Two Cultures, a divide between entirely online teaching and a face-to-face … Continue reading

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What podcatcher should I use?

I’m looking for a new podcatcher.  Which one should I try? Background: I’m a serious podcast listener, subscribing to dozens (here’s an annotated list).  Podcasts play an important part in my life, both for research and entertainment.  I listen several … Continue reading

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On CNBC today: a quick discussion about the future of tech and education

Today I’m on CNBC for a short discussion on “Artificially Intelligent tutors”. You can watch the minute-and-a-half video here: Readers know that automation and artificial intelligence are topics of great interest to me. Watch this space for more.

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Technology, education, and me

Benjamin Luce interviewed me on technology and education.  He took an unusual track, asking me about my life and how I got into this field. It was a fun discussion, although behind a paywall.

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Coming up: business to expand its role in education

American business is likely to increase its efforts to reform education.  That’s the inescapable conclusion of a new Harvard Business School report, “An Economy Doing Half its Job” (pdf).  Educators would do well to pay close attention to its findings. The … Continue reading

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