Category Archives: Future Trends Forum

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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What neonationalism may mean for higher education

What is neonationalism, and what does it mean for colleges and universities around the world? Last week the Future Trends Forum hosted University of California-Berkeley research professor John Aubrey Douglass to discuss.  He’s the editor of Neo-Nationalism and Universities: Populists, … Continue reading

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An evolving Manifesto for Teaching Online

In 2011 a group of academics published a short, provocative, and thoughtful Manifesto for Teaching Online.  They updated it in 2016, and now this year MIT Press brought out their work in book form. On June 10th the Future Trends … Continue reading

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What should we ask an expert in government education and technology policy?

What questions should we ask an expert in government education and technology policy? To explain: this Thursday from 2-3 pm EDT Jarret Cummings, senior advisor for policy and government relations for EDUCAUSE, will be our guest on the Future Trends … Continue reading

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Adding gaming and gamification to instructional design: notes and more from last week’s Future Trends Forum

How can we use games and gamification in teaching and learning? Last week professor Karl Kapp joined the Future Trends Forum to explore this subject. The conversation took off quickly as Karl raised ideas and the Forum community hurled questions. … Continue reading

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Curricular analytics: one project and many questions

What are curricular analytics and what can they add to higher education? Yesterday the Future Trends Forum met with Gregory L. Heileman, associate vice provost for academic administration and professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Arizona. He’s … Continue reading

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