Category Archives: Future Trends Forum

News from me: two media updates

Greetings from a very harried May. There’s a lot going on here – too much, really.  I finished my spring class and am now redesigning and reorganizing fall seminars.  In other tabs, I’m working on the new book.  Producing the … Continue reading

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Two futures events today

Greetings from the last day of an incredibly busy February.  Today’s post is about two futures events taking place or starting today, both of which I recommend. First, today Arizona State University is hosting an exciting event.  It’s a design … Continue reading

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Leading DEI work on campus during a nationwide backlash

Last week we hosted University of Texas senior vice provost, dean, and professor Richard J. Reddick on the Future Trends Forum.  He’s the author of the recent book Restorative Resistance in Higher Education (Harvard Education Press). We discussed how to do … Continue reading

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Heading to Chicago for the 2023 EDUCAUSE conference

Who else is heading to Chicago for the 2023 EDUCAUSE conference? I’m arriving Sunday night, assuming travel works out, and leading a preconference workshop titled “Generative AI as a Deep Agent of Chaos for Higher Education” Monday afternoon.  I think … Continue reading

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Social media platform numbers: how many people are using what today?

Greetings from an extremely busy day.  Today the Future Trends Forum is going to explore options for academic Twitter.  I’m very excited about this conversation. Where are folks going?  How many are staying on Twitter, and how many WILL head … Continue reading

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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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