Category Archives: Future Trends Forum

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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A Forum milestone: 50 videos

We’ve reached a fun milestone.  Almost exactly one year after launching the Future Trends Forum, there after now fifty (50) sessions available for your viewing pleasure on YouTube. 50.  That’s a tremendous amount of thoughtful conversation.  It’s exciting to see … Continue reading

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The Future Trends Forum leaps into 2017

After a holiday break (and nice online party) the Future Trends Forum is roaring back for the new year. First, a glance back.  The Forum launched on February 11th, 2016, almost one year ago, with Audrey Watters as our first … Continue reading

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