Category Archives: professional development

What should a futures project look like? We held a FOEcast event at an unconference to find out.

Last week I participated in an unconference hosted by Arizona State University.  A key part of the event was continuing to develop the FOEcast project (website; my blog posts) through presentations, conversations, and group work.  That was very successful and … Continue reading

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Robots, buyouts, and spinoffs: four short stories for the future of education and technology

Here I’ll continue my new practice of sharing several short stories from the past week that strike me as connected to important trends.  You can find more of those trends among the others I map at FTTE. ITEM: Amazon’s home … Continue reading

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What we’d like to build, and how: findings from our FOECast ideation week

From February  26th through March 2nd, a bunch of us conducted a week of brainstorming, discussion, and prototyping for FOECast.  The idea was to explore what a research project on the future of education and technology could look like. Today I’d … Continue reading

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Learning, thinking, making stuff together: on FOECast’s ideation week

Last week FOECast ran an ideation exercise.  That was five days of online brainstorming and discussion, culminating in making stuff towards a new research project. Shortly I’ll share my sense of the findings.  Here I wanted to reflect on the … Continue reading

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FOECast ideation week concludes with a final push: create!

Today, March 2, we come to the climax of our week of brainstorming a future of education project.  Yes, it’s day #5 of the FOECast ideation week, the final day!  That means a push to create, based on everything we’ve … Continue reading

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FOECast ideation week, day 4: scoping things out

Today, March 1, we continue our week of brainstorming a future of education project.  Yes, it’s day #4 of the FOECast ideation week, and welcome to the first say of March!  Now we start to scope things out. (By the … Continue reading

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Late night thoughts on a fine day of FOECasting

I wanted to share some thoughts after a day and night of energetic discussion. I might ramble a bit here.  What I want to do is reflect on three days of intensive thinking with dozens of people around the world, … Continue reading

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FOECast ideation week, day 3: shaping and refining

Today, February 28, we continue our week of brainstorming a future of education project.  Yes, it’s day 3 of the FOECast ideation week!  Now we start to give forms and shapes to our previous two days’ brainstorming and reflection. Today’s … Continue reading

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FOECast ideation week, day 2: which futuring methods should we use?

Today, February 27, we continue our week of brainstorming a future of education project.  Yes, it’s day #2 of the FOECast ideation week! Yesterday we considered what value we obtained from the Horizon Report and similar projects.  Discussion occurred across many … Continue reading

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FOECast ideation week, day 1: brainstorming and reflection

Today, February 26, we begin our week of brainstorming a future of education project.  Yes, it’s day 1 of the FOECast ideation week! Today’s prompt is, What needs did the Horizon Report meet? Think about it.  How did Horizon inspire … Continue reading

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