Category Archives: education and technology

A major report on digital learning from Arizona State University

What are the best ways to support and structure digital learning? Last week Lou Pugliese joined the Future Trends Forum to describe a forthcoming research project he’d just completed.  I’d heard about the research second-hand and was intrigued.  One text … Continue reading

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Middle and high school students making history with 3d printing

As a futurist I’m always looking for stories and datapoints that suggest possible directions for education and technology.  Sometimes I’m actively involved in those stories. Last Saturday I helped judge a Vermont 3d printing contest.  This is an annual event, … Continue reading

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EDUCAUSE offers to buy the New Media Consortium’s assets

An update on the New Media Consortium bankruptcy story: EDUCAUSE is offering to buy up the NMC’s assets.  This is a major development in that story, with great potential to influence the field of educational technology. In this post I’ll … Continue reading

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The New Media Consortium: its sudden death and what comes next

Yesterday many of us learned to our shock that the New Media Consortium (NMC) was going to be liquidated. We learned via an email announcement, as follows: Black background in the original.  This is a screen capture. Shortly after receiving … Continue reading

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After net neutrality: how should educators respond?

On December 14th, 2017, the United States FCC ended its policy of net neutrality. I’ve been writing about this topic for some time (on balkanization; on EDUCAUSE; on Internet2; on ISTE and NMC; on zero rating) and now would like … Continue reading

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Two more ed tech organizations come out swinging for net neutrality

What does the impending FCC shift away from net neutrality mean for education and technology? Yesterday I posted my interview with EDUCAUSE’s policy director.  Jarret Cummings explained that organization’s position in favor of net neutrality. Today the Chronicle of Higher … Continue reading

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The video wall on college campuses in 2017

Several weeks ago a client asked me about video walls on campuses.  I hadn’t been focused on them, so I dug in and researched.  My impression now is that some colleges and universities are exploring the use of video walls … Continue reading

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Top campus IT trends: our new report

I just finished working on a research report for the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR). It’s a deep dive into the major trends shaping campus IT work and environments. “Trend Watch 2017: Which IT Trends Is Higher Education … Continue reading

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Moodle and the next LMS: reflections and more questions

Last week Martin Dougiamas, the creator of Moodle, the world’s leading open source learning management system, joined our Future Trends Forum to discuss the future of that technology. Someone on the Moodle.com site wrote up an extraordinarily rich report on … Continue reading

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Towards the future of the LMS: to Moodle and beyond

Ah, the learning management system (LMS) (VLE to some people).  One of the central ed technologies, as well as one of the most controversial, and yet also accepted as a nearly universal  commonplace. I’ve been tracking it since the 20th … Continue reading

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