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The Future Trends Forum starts this week, with Audrey Watters

This week the Future Trends Forum begins, and I can think of no person I’d be more delighted to converse with than Audrey Watters. Audrey is a vitally important writer, speaker, and analyst in the field of education and technology.  A … Continue reading

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Announcing the Future Trends Forum

I’d like to announce a new project I’ve been developing for a while, and that’s about to launch.   The Future Trends Forum is a series of video-based conversations about future trends in technology and education.  It’s based on my FTTE … Continue reading

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Concordia College attempts a queen sacrifice

Concordia College, a midwestern liberal arts institution, is the latest American campus to announce a queen sacrifice.  The college is apparently going to cut a series of academic programs, and reduce some faculty numbers along the way. What’s on the chopping … Continue reading

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Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Last week I participated in the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) 2016 conference.  It was a powerful gathering of campus leaders and practitioners, organized around a common focus on liberal education. I was there for a few reasons, starting … Continue reading

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A brace of education and technology trends for 2016

Campus Technology asked a group of us about major educational technology trends for this year.  We discussed developments and likely possibilities for competency-based education, data analytics, makerspaces, mobile, virtual reality, and wearables, web video, and wireless infrastructure, among others.  

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Fine podcasts for 2016: a mega-list of what I’m listening to

2015 saw a rebirth of interest in podcasts, and 2016 may well see an even larger podcast world.  This is very exciting, and heartening to long-time podcast obsessives like myself. In that spirit let me share which podcasts I’m listening … Continue reading

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Top films of the year, 1955: crimes and times edition

Now it’s time to set the film clock back another decade, all the way to… 1955. Yes, I’m still playing this movie ranking game with Jesse Walker (his 1955 list) and LAGuy (his list).  In 1955 my birth was 12 … Continue reading

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