Category Archives: Future Trends Forum

Coming up: Cory Doctorow on the Future Trends Forum and in our book club

I wanted to share a dual announcement about two future events. Well known novelist, blogger, speaker, and cyberactivist Cory Doctorow will be our guest on the Future Trends Forum on Wednesday, May 16th, from 2-3 pm eastern time.  I’m looking … Continue reading

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Two+ years of a wild ride

Two years and a month ago I created and launched the Future Trends Forum.  For two years it has been going and growing.  I wanted to reflect on it now, with some data and milestones. All right, to be honest, I … Continue reading

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The most important book about American higher education in 2018

Over the past two weeks I’ve read a book about the future of American higher ed, and want to recommend it very highly.  It might be the most important book on the subject published this year. The title is Demographics … Continue reading

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This Thursday: net neutrality and education in 2018

This week on the Future Trends Forum we’re returning to net neutrality and education, with the help of one of educational technology’s leaders on the issue.  On Thursday, January 25th, from 2-3 pm EST, we’ll be joined by Jarret Cummings, … Continue reading

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Libraries, ed tech, net neutrality, and online learning: this month on the Future Trends Forum

Over the rest of January the Future Trends Forum will explore several vital issues for the future of education and technology: Monday, January 8: Katie Linder, research director for Oregon State University’s Extended Campus, will introduce an exciting and possibly … Continue reading

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What next for the New Media Consortium? Today's discussion on the Forum

What will happen with the New Media Consortium?  Whither the staff, their Horizon Report, and the network of people around it? That’s what we’ll explore in today’s Future Trends Forum.  From 2-3 pm EST we will reflect and create anew … Continue reading

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What participants think of the Future Trends Forum

Last month I fired up a survey for people who’ve participated in the Future Trends Forum.  I did this to get a better sense of what participants value, and to collaboratively develop the Forum into its third (!) year.  In … Continue reading

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The next five Future Trends Forum sessions

Greetings, Future Trends Forum friends! I’d like to announce guests for next week and also the entire month of December.  We’re actually scheduling as far out as February 2018, and I wanted to give you all a heads-up about our … Continue reading

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What should we do next with the Future Trends Forum?

We launched the Future Trends Forum in early February 2016.  Since then we’ve engaged nearly 2,000 participants and produced nearly 100 sessions.  What should we do next? I asked this question in the summer of 2016, and the responses were … Continue reading

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From Trump to mobile to Blade Runner: several recent projects on the web from me and other folks

This week a series of projects and pieces I’ve worked on appeared on the web.  Better yet, other people have responded with their own work.  I’d like to bring them all together for one blog post. Some of you know … Continue reading

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