Category Archives: education and technology

Signs of peak higher education: the return of vo tech

How does America’s education system change, if we just passed peak higher ed?  One response might be a return to vocational technology curricula. Consider: if the college world is starting to shrink, how will people learn skills for careers? The … Continue reading

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The Web’s founder calls for action, so where is education?

The creator of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, one of the giants of our time, just looked back on the Web’s twenty-five years of history and is not entirely pleased.  That’s because the Web is built deeply into … Continue reading

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How will education race the machines?

What will the increasing automation of jobs mean for education? The concept is pretty well known by now.  We assume that automation of job functions will keep increasing, via robotics, software, or both.  Automation will replace individual jobs and even … Continue reading

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Late March: the calm between two storms

On March 26th I’ll address the 2014 NERCOMP conference. My topic is, as ever, the future of education and technology, but I’m giving it a twist, thanks to some recent conversations. My title, “The calm between two storms”, is designed … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to an April Horizon

I’ll be leading a webinar discussion on the upcoming Horizon Report this April 3nd.  From 2-3 pm we’ll go over technologies, challenges, and other trends for the next half-decade in higher education. The report itself will appear in early February.

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Trends from 2013: education and technology

Let’s continue this series of year-end trend analysis posts.  Now we hit a third category, the one where technology and education combined in 2013.  As before, this draws on my FTTE reports.  Once again, this is a huge area, so … Continue reading

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Thinking about wearable technology and education

How can wearable computing shape teaching and learning? ELI‘s Veronica Diaz and I think it through. Thanks to Gerry Bayne for editing and sharing.

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Mobile learning in 2013

A free ebook on mobile learning has appeared, ably wrangled by David Rogelberg.  It’s “Mobile Education – Lessons from 35 Education Experts on Improving Learning with Mobile Technology” , and you can read it embedded below: Mobile Education – Lessons from 35 … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the future of MOOCs

EDUCAUSE posted a short interview with me on the Future of MOOCs.  I sketch out three possible ways MOOCs could transform higher education.

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In Times Higher Education, on MOOCs

The London Times interviews me and the cMOOC founders about the state of MOOCs. There are some important points in the article.  George Siemens criticizes not only xMOOCs’ lack of experimentation, but their lack of currency: “the pedagogy employed by … Continue reading

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