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Has American higher education reached a decision point in its history, with a major transformation on the way? I raised the possibility earlier this month in response to a study about private college enrollment and financial aid. I return to the … Continue reading
The future of American jobs, continued: following up on my discussion last week about the United States BLS jobs of the future report, Ron Griggs points out a related chart from the same federal agency. “Most new jobs” displays the “20 occupations with … Continue reading
A new online learning initiative made waves this morning, as Georgia Tech partnered up with Udacity and AT&T to launch a MOOC-based master’s program. Please read that link or the Chronicle’s story for background. I’d like to offer a few … Continue reading
People have been using Twitter to tell stories for several years. Steven Soderbergh is the latest creator to tweet a tale, a crime novella called “Glue.” You can follow “Glue” through Soderbergh’s Twitter feed, or read this Storify of its first chapter. [View … Continue reading
Thank you to EdTech, which just named this site as one of the year’s 50 Must-Read Higher Education Technology Blogs. It’s excellent to be in such fine company, especially since this blog is so young.
In 2012 Americans conducted more political activity online than ever before, according to a new report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. This is significant stuff, especially for educators. First, the numbers are impressive: “39% of adults do political … Continue reading
John Crowley, brilliant writer of splendid speculative fiction, meditates on the future in the most recent Lapham’s. I’d like to draw attention to two main points, beyond the brooding lushness of Crowley’s prose. First, there’s a futuring method on display. Even if … Continue reading
I was interviewed about the future of education a couple of weeks ago. Mostly I brood over mobile and MOOCs. There’s an audio version, too.