Category Archives: future of education

How will higher education react to an expanded pandemic this semester?

How will higher education react if the COVID pandemic gets worse this semester? On the one hand this seems like a surprising question, given the current standing of infections, at least in the US. Those numbers have been trending downwards, … Continue reading

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Wreckage and hope: looking towards 2021 from 2020

What can 2020 tell us about higher education in 2021? It’s still too early to really make this call, in some ways.  2020 is too fresh, too close, and too riven by a mixture of fierce political fighting and enormous … Continue reading

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Another seminar gaming experiment: Future University, a little role playing, a little tabletop

Today one of my classes is going to be the first to play an educational game I’ve been working on.  It’s an experiment, and I’m very excited to see how it goes. The class is my future of higher education … Continue reading

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Imagining higher education after three COVID years

What happens if we don’t have a COVID-19 vaccine by early 2021?  Or 2022?  In other words, what might the world look like if the pandemic continues at around the present level for several years? Last week I used this … Continue reading

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In late July academia changed its mind about the fall term

I wonder if this past week was when American higher education made its major move in the direction of online education for fall term. I don’t mean that 100% of colleges and universities are now wholly virtual.  Instead, I mean … Continue reading

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ICE rules against international students taking online semesters, gestures towards one academic future

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency issued a new policy about international students which could have significant impact on the new academic year.  International student access to American higher education and some campus’ financial sustainability each took … Continue reading

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Responding to Scott Galloway’s pandemic reflections

People have been asking me to respond to NYU professor Scott Galloway‘s interview on how COVID-19 will change higher education. I appreciate the request, and now finally have a few minutes to share some reactions. There is also a recent … Continue reading

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Higher education in fall 2020: three pandemic scenarios

How will the pandemic change higher education? I’ve been exploring and researching this for months now on this blog, with the Future Trends Forum, on Twitter, with my Patreon supporters, through a series of interviews and webinars, and more.  For today’s … Continue reading

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How will the pandemic change college and university curricula?

How will the COVID-19 pandemic change what higher education teaches? Many of us have been exploring how colleges and universities will conduct their educational mission over the next several semesters.  That’s a vital question, of course.  But in this post I’d … Continue reading

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COVID-19 versus higher ed: the downhill slide becomes an avalanche

How might the COVID-19 pandemic ultimately impact higher education? In 2013 I introduced the peak higher education scenario.  I’ve developed it further since. Alas, American higher education has generally fulfilled that forecast.  Now that COVID-19 has hit, things are getting … Continue reading

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