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I brood about the future of learning for Inside Higher Ed

I discuss the future of higher education on The Pulse, the Inside Higher Ed podcast. In this month’s edition, Bryan Alexander of the New Media Consortium discusses the future of higher education, the role of technology, and issues such as the … Continue reading

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Conversing with COIL

Penn State’s splendid Center for Online Innoation in Learning (COIL) hosted me for a campus visit this September. There they interviewed me about higher education’s near- and medium-term future. Larry Ragan and I touched on alternatives to higher education, collaboration … Continue reading

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After such broadband, what applications?

How will we use digital technologies differently if we boost broadband speeds and access?  Will faster connections change the way we live? The Pew Research Internet Project canvassed a bunch of us for our thoughts.  Respondents generally noted similar themes, … 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: 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.

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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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One scenario for scholarly research

Here’s me talking about one possible way we can do scholarly research online. (larger size here) It’s only a couple of minutes, so let me add a few thoughts: I’m talking about an individual faculty member or two.  It’s not … Continue reading

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The power of convenience

Make magazine cites me in a recent newsletter.  They liked one of my lesser-developed arguments: “We should never underestimate the power of convenience,” Alexander said. “Wearable computing can make things easier for users, and that’s enough to drive adoption.” True … Continue reading

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