Category Archives: future of education

Will the United States experience civil unrest in 2017-2018?

The 2016 American elections saw many passions and surprises, sometimes directed at the political process and structure of American society.  Is it possible that these clashes will break out into civil unrest? I don’t mean to ask this in an … Continue reading

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Demographics and the future of education: lessons from a new study

As a futurist I love demographics.  Unlike, say, technology, pop culture, or policy, demographics change verrrrrrrry slowly.  Once a population is born, it’s easier to trace its outlines and project them forward than it is to extrapolate from nearly any … Continue reading

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What does Trump’s victory mean for higher education?

So what will a Trump administration do to/for/with American higher education? It is now established that it’s difficult to predict anything around Trump.  Worse for prediction, his campaign said very little about post-secondary education, so we have little to go … Continue reading

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Creating a digital literacy report: the survey piece, part 2

Yesterday I wrote about the survey we ran to support the NMC digital literacy report.  Now I’d like to add more details about the survey.  Most notable were people’s thoughts about the future of digital literacy. After asking about various … Continue reading

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Considering one spectacular black swan for education

How would educators respond in case of one black swan event: the internet going down? I don’t mean when a local provider has issues, or if one’s institution is based in a rural area, or when a campus goes offline for … Continue reading

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Futuring open education at the University of Mary Washington OER Summit

Today I traveled to Fredericksburg, Virginia, to participate in the University of Mary Washington‘s Open Education Resources Summit, organized by the excellent Steven Greenlaw. Many fine folks and organizations are represented, like OpenStax, Gardner Campbell, Lee Skallerup, Robin DeRosa,  Jeff … Continue reading

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What should one do? Looking for practical advice for people on today’s academic market

Over the past few months various friends, professional contacts, and random people have asked me for advice about succeeding – or surviving – in today’s academic job market in the United States. These folks (and their friends) are well-educated, passionate, … Continue reading

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