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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
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
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
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
Today I’m on CNBC for a short discussion on “Artificially Intelligent tutors”. You can watch the minute-and-a-half video here: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000309768 Readers know that automation and artificial intelligence are topics of great interest to me. Watch this space for more.
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.
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