Category Archives: presentations and talks

Notes from BETT 2015

I’m participating in the 2015 BETT conference, or “show”, as the organizers call it.  Here are some observations noted on the fly. 1. Jimbo Wales, Wikipedia’s leader, offered a fascinating and important observation.  I didn’t transcribe it word for word, … Continue reading

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A week of educational dystopias

This past Friday I keynoted a Penn State World Campus conference.  While the event was very energetic and forward-looking, my talk was ultimately quite gloomy, because I focused on offering negative visions of higher education’s future. That was a new approach for me.  Generally … Continue reading

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On keynoting: how I create my talks

I have the privilege of being invited to address many academic, nonprofit, and business groups.  After doing this for a decade, and following some social media brooding on keynotes, I thought I’d put down some thoughts on how this works … 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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December webinar

This December I’m going to lead a webinar on future trends for education and technology.  NITLE will host, and anyone from a NITLE network campus can participate. That’s December 12, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm eastern time.

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Keynoting the future at SUNY

I addressed a conference of SUNY system about the future of higher education. They streamed the event for your perusal.

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Open education and liberal education

A couple of days ago I presented to the AAC&U annual conference on recent research about open education in the liberal arts world.  Here are my slides. Openedu from Bryan Alexander I was surprised by some of the discussions, and … Continue reading

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