Category Archives: Future Trends Forum

Solarpunk as a way of redesigning higher education for the climate crisis

One well-known risk of working on climate change is depression.  The topic presents so many terrible futures that dwelling in it can be mentally brutal. In response to this grim issue, people have been offering hopeful ways of thinking about … Continue reading

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How might higher education respond to GPT-4? A community conversation with Ruben Puentedura

What can colleges and universities do about generative AI?  How can academics respond to this fast-moving technology? Last Thursday we hosted computer scientist and ed tech leader Ruben Puentedura on the Future Trends Forum to explore the implications of large … Continue reading

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ChatGPT and higher education: last week and this week

What might ChatGPT mean for higher education? Last week I posted a list of resources on that question.  Then on Thursday we held a Future Trends Forum session on the topic. More than 250 people joined us. A series of … Continue reading

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Another day in the life of a futurist

I wanted to offer another “day in the life of a futurist” installment.  I did a couple in 2017 and 2018, so this is overdue. To make up for the delay, I chose an extreme day: October 6, 2022, 12:01 … Continue reading

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Discussing higher education, jobs, and inequality with Tony Carnevale

This past Thursday the Future Trends Forum hosted professor Anthony Carnevale, director of Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce.  Our discussion explored higher education and its many connections to economics, from how to support first-generation college students to … Continue reading

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Climate and higher ed: our book club IPCC reading heads to live video

What impacts will climate change have on the future? What do they mean for higher education? buy silagra online buy silagra no prescription generic Our online book club has been exploring this question by reading the latest IPCC report.  (For … Continue reading

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Designing games for education

Today we had a great Future Trends Forum session and I wanted to share as much of it as I can here. Our guest was famed designer Michael Townsend, creator of the famous A Dark Room, and who has just released … Continue reading

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300 videos: the Future Trends Forum passes another milestone

Today the Future Trends Forum passed a major milestone. Yesterday we hosted two favorite guests, Maya Georgieva and Emory Craig, to explore extended reality (XR) and its connections to higher education and the web3 idea. The Forum community came up … Continue reading

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web3 and higher education: our first Future Trends Forum exploration

What might web3 mean for higher education? On Thursday the Future Trends Forum kicked off a series of sessions on this rapidly emerging topic.  This first meeting was so rich that I wanted to share it here.  Hopefully this post … Continue reading

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Rethinking education for the new normal: our conversation with Lee Skallerup Bessette

Yesterday the Future Trends Forum hosted a discussion about redesigning classes in the wake of COVID-19.  Our guest, Lee Skallerup Bessette, spoke to the powerful ways student absence due to disease and mental issues can help us rethink how to … Continue reading

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