Category Archives: Future Trends Forum

Charlottesville and education: our video conversation

Last week we tried an experiment with the Future Trends Forum videoconference discussion.  Instead of having a guest anchor the session, as we normally do, we devoted that Wednesday’s hour to discussing events at Charlottesville. It was a risk, and … Continue reading

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Today on the Future Trends Forum: Charlottesville and education

Today we’re attempting another Future Trends Forum experiment.  Once again we will focus on discussion, and not center it around a guest. Instead, we’re going to talk about Charlottesville and what it means for education. In light of current events, … 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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An experiment in collective futuring, and you are invited

For the past year and a half the Future Trends Forum has been a kind of ongoing, public experiment.  It’s given us a chance to explore the possibility of using synchronous, videoconference-based discussion to probe the future of education and … Continue reading

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What next with the LMS? A conversation with Phill Hill, continued

What will the learning management system (LMS) become?  Yesterday the Future Trends Forum met with Phil Hill of E-literate and Mindwires to explore this question, based on Phil’s extensive expertise. Discussion began at an energetic clip and built rapidly from there.  You … Continue reading

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A Future Trends Forum double-header this week

This week we have an embarrassment of riches on the Future Trends Forum. There will be two (2) guests, and each is both fascinating and important. To begin with, today (May 30th) the Forum gets a close look at a new … Continue reading

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The Future Trends Forum town hall meeting, where the guest is your fine selves

This week the Future Trends Forum turns one.  In response, we’re celebrating by holding a community gathering, a virtual town hall meeting.  This Thursday, February 16th, the special guests are… you all. Everyone who has participated – all nearly 60 guests, … Continue reading

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