Category Archives: presentations and talks

Very very brief comments on blockchain and automation

Yesterday I participated in a webinar panel hosted by EDUCAUSE.  The subject was the future of education and technology.  It was originally supposed to be about the 2018 Horizon Report, but, well, my readers know that story. The audience was … Continue reading

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Launching the new NMC digital literacy report today

Today a research project I’ve been working on for several months will be released. The New Media Consortium has organized a new report on digital literacy.  It’s a sequel and expansion to its 2016 report, which I also contributed to. … Continue reading

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Four years in: under the hood of my consulting firm

Four years ago I launched Bryan Alexander Consulting. BAC is how I translate my future of higher education work into real-world impacts.  This post is one of the regular updates I’ve shared, in interests of transparency: so you can learn about the … Continue reading

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What fake news is doing to digital literacy

Yesterday I keynoted a virtual conference on digital literacy and fake news.  Actually, I helped organize an opening panel, then took notes on sessions, then offered a closing presentation. Here are my notes, with a couple of the slides.  The whole … Continue reading

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Digital literacy and fake news: a free online discussion tomorrow

Tomorrow – June 1st – I’m going to present at and facilitate a free, web-based discussion on digital literacy, fake news, and libraries.   Please join us. Here’s the official description: What does “digital literacy” mean in an era shaped … Continue reading

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Why I host conversations in 2017

Why should anyone host a conversation in 2017? I’ve been meditating on this question over the past few weeks, between multiple professional trips (all in the US this time), a series of online presentations, several face-to-face presentations, three meeting facilitations, … Continue reading

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What makes a great webinar? Part 1

In 2015 I explored various aspects of giving a great presentation (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).  Those posts concerned in-person, face-to-many-faces events, and I really need to turn them into an ebook.  Now I’d like to branch out and discuss … Continue reading

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Addressing INTED in Valencia

Today I’m speaking to the International Technology, Education and Development Conference, or INTED 2017.  It’s being held in Valencia, and I’d like to attempt to distract everyone from that fair city by sharing my presentation notes. Here they are.  Know that … Continue reading

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Digital literacy around the world in 2017: today in the Open Learning MOOC

Today is the third day of a week of digital literacy discussion, part of the Open Learning MOOC.  Is mid-MOOC Wednesday digital hump day? Today’s assignment is to watch and listen to the recent New Media Consortium webinar on Digital Literacy.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Tomorrow morning I lead a video panel on digital literacy

More digital literacy!  Tomorrow I’m leading a videoconference discussion on the subject.  That’s February 22nd, running from 8-9 am US Central Time. It’s part of the New Media Consortium (NMC)’s Beyond the Horizon videoconference series.    It draws on prior … Continue reading

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