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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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The Future Trends Forum leaps into 2017

After a holiday break (and nice online party) the Future Trends Forum is roaring back for the new year. First, a glance back.  The Forum launched on February 11th, 2016, almost one year ago, with Audrey Watters as our first … Continue reading

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The next 15 years of high school graduates

What will the high school graduate population look like in the near- and medium-term future?  A new Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) study, Knocking at the College Door, looks at graduation rates through 2032, and thereby offers some … Continue reading

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It’s time to upgrade our CRAAP detectors

Mike Caulfield’s long post about digital literacy has been getting some attention, as it should.  He thoughtfully tests some digital literacy tools against real world problems.  Caulfield also mixes in the Stanford study (my notes here).  Read the whole thing, … Continue reading

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