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Trump pours gas on the arts, humanities, sciences, and education, then asks Congress for a match

The Trump administration published its first budget (pdf), and it includes serious reducations to the arts, sciences, humanities, educational programs, and some financial aid. The cuts are widespread. Two major agencies, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for … Continue reading

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International ed tech and pedagogical projects: notes from INTED 2017

This past week I attended the INTED conference in Valencia, Spain.  After kicking things off with a keynote, I had the opportunity to participate in all sessions, which I appreciate. (That’s something I really like doing; I hate keynoters who … Continue reading

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The very worst thing written about adjuncts and tenure in 2017

This month has made me even busier than usual, between working on a stack of multiple projects, a series of trips,  and my helping my wife cope with a health crisis.  I’ve had to put off many tasks and ideas. … Continue reading

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Vermont governor Scott’s historic broadband mistake

Vermont’s new governor has given his first budget address. It is, among other things, bad news for our state’s broadband situation. Our internet speeds tend to be low, which is typical for a rural American state. For several years Montpelier … Continue reading

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Digital literacy and anti-authoritarian politics

A deep political divide is starting to open up in digital literacy discussions.  It’s not a new chasm, but a very old one, given fresh contours by new technology and practices. It’s a split between those who think people should assume … Continue reading

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A Forum milestone: 50 videos

We’ve reached a fun milestone.  Almost exactly one year after launching the Future Trends Forum, there after now fifty (50) sessions available for your viewing pleasure on YouTube. 50.  That’s a tremendous amount of thoughtful conversation.  It’s exciting to see … Continue reading

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Another glimpse of European higher education and technology

Last week I had the honor of addressing a European Union higher education meeting in Malta.  I actually presented three times, each session offering a different cut of my thoughts on the future of education and technology. The conference was … Continue reading

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