Author Archives: Bryan Alexander

On digital literacy: we release a new report

Over the past three months I’ve had the privilege of working with the New Media Consortium to develop a new report on digital literacy.  Our research and writing were also generously supported by Adobe. Today the report is live, and … Continue reading

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The great October DDoS attack: first thoughts, implications for education

This past Friday saw one of the worst cyberattacks since, well, ever.  It’s very early days and information is hazy.  I’d like to summarize some observations in the moment, then add tentative reflections on education. A massive distributed denial of service … Continue reading

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Rural broadband update: Fairpoint weirdness and potential governors

How can we bring broadband to rural areas? Over the past few months I’ve been blogging about our Vermont region’s struggles to get decent highspeed.  Let me update you on where things stand. Short version: there has been some potential, … Continue reading

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Next week in California: a bumper crop of Forum interviews

Next week I’ll be in Anaheim, California, participating in the 2016 EDUCAUSE annual conference.  A lot will be happening, but I’d like to draw your attention to an unusual event I’m hosting. On October 26 and 27 we’ll hold a … Continue reading

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Another campus sacrifices the queen: IPFW to cut programs, majors, departments

Back on the queen sacrifice beat, I find another American campus intending to cut academic programs and perhaps faculty.  This time it’s Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne, much more commonly referred to as IPFW. After a recommendation process earlier … Continue reading

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New data on student debt

How much do students owe in college loans?  New data has just appeared from the Institute for College Access & Success (ICAS or TICAS) , and their report is essential, if unsurprising, reading for anyone interested in American post-secondary education. Some … Continue reading

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Another campus in sharp decline

I haven’t been writing much about queen sacrifices or other problems in higher education financing for a while, mostly for time reasons.  Let me get back on track, and start with one Illinois campus. Last spring I wrote about problems … Continue reading

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