Category Archives: future of education

Education in 2030: the Times of London looks head

A few weeks ago the Times of London asked a group of British, Australian, and American academics to imagine what education might look like in 2030.  The results are engaging and diverse, illustrating neatly the wide range of education futuring. … Continue reading

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Reformatting college: presidents put campus standards up for negotiation

Can we redesign colleges and universities in radical ways?  A group of private college presidents are thinking of ways to reformat traditional elements of these institutions, and the results are dramatic. At a meeting of the Council of Independent Colleges … Continue reading

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Trends to watch in 2016: education and technology

What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education? Here I’d like to identify trends from 2015 which seem likely to persist or grow over the next year.  I’m building on previous posts about trends in … Continue reading

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American higher education enrollment shrinks. Again.

The total number of students enrolled in American higher education declined this fall.  According to the National Student Clearinghouse, that number went down by 1.7% compared to fall 2014, from 19,619,773 to 19,280,473. That’s the third year in a row where American … Continue reading

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Trends, challenges, and developments for higher education’s next 5 years

What’s coming up for education and technology over the next five years?  The New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report for higher education* just derived eighteen concepts for its upcoming report.  Check ’em out, and tell the team if you have a … Continue reading

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Fewer and richer high school grads heading to college: ACE analysis

Changes in higher education enrollment can sound very bland or abstract.  We’re talking large numbers, tens of millions of students, and thousands of campuses.  But I can sum up recent data and research more concretely.  Fewer American high school grads … Continue reading

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For educators, a charge on this Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day, a holiday created to commemorate the end of World War I.  I have many things to say about this (the enormous importance of WWI, the ignored majority of that conflict, the role of civilians, etc), but … Continue reading

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