Category Archives: future of education

Which university or college will be the first to reach $100,000 per year?

When will an American college or university cost $100,000 per year to attend? I’d like to put this potential milestone out there as a provocative future, as well as a possible forecast. Let me explain. It’s well known that the … Continue reading

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From Southern Illinois, a signal from academic labor’s future

Over the past few days a disturbing story emerged from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  It concerns academic labor. It began with a Facebook post from The Professor is In, sharing and commenting on a memo from Michael Molino, SIU-C’s … Continue reading

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Two small college futures: woe in Massachusetts, promise in Michigan

American higher education sector includes a large number of small colleges.  It’s not clear how they will fare under today’s stresses, or how many will survive peak higher education. Case in point: Mount Ida College in Boston will cease to … Continue reading

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Four+ stories about the future of education and technology

Here are some interesting stories which might bear on the future of education and technology.  They touch on virtual reality, web browsers, immigration, web-based classes, tenure, and fear. ITEM: Firefox is working on a browser designed for VR.  Firefox Reality … Continue reading

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The shake-out is coming: the Wall Street Journal looks at higher ed’s future

Last month the Wall Street Journal published an article about the future of higher education with a clear and provocative title, “U.S. Colleges Are Separating Into Winners and Losers”.  In it Douglas Belkin offers a dark argument: that a chunk … Continue reading

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Very very brief comments on blockchain and automation

Yesterday I participated in a webinar panel hosted by EDUCAUSE.  The subject was the future of education and technology.  It was originally supposed to be about the 2018 Horizon Report, but, well, my readers know that story. The audience was … Continue reading

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Five quick dark stories about the future of education

This is a tricky month for blogging, as I’m writing in between multiple trips, winter storms, horrendous travel, and a ton of projects all coming together at the same overclocked moment.  But I’ll keep checking into the bloghouse. For this … Continue reading

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What if the United States decided to cancel all student debt?

What would happen if the United States decided to cancel all student debt? A Bard College economics research team (Scott Fullwiler, Stephanie Kelton, Catherine Ruetschlin, and Marshall Steinbaum) decided to explore what such a bold near-term future could look like … Continue reading

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Having hope about the world and education in 2018

On the winter solstice, the northern hemisphere’s darkest day, I shared some dark thoughts about the future of education, technology, and society. Things haven’t gotten much better since.  This morning Wunderground * sent me their daily weather update: Today is forecast … Continue reading

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On the solstice, dark thoughts for 2018

Today is the winter solstice.  It is the longest night of the year, for those of us on Earth’s northern hemisphere.  In that hemisphere’s northern country, where I live, it can also be a day of cold, snow, and ice, … Continue reading

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