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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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Help name our new future of education project

This year a group of us are developing a research project about the future of education and technology. Last week I described a plan for how this can proceed. Today we’re going to choose its name. What should we call … Continue reading

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Beyond the Horizon Report: a plan and a call for participation

Two weeks ago I floated the idea of creating a new project, a future of education and technology initiative that would go beyond the late Horizon Report. I wasn’t sure if anyone would respond, to be honest.  This is awkward … Continue reading

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Libraries, ed tech, net neutrality, and online learning: this month on the Future Trends Forum

Over the rest of January the Future Trends Forum will explore several vital issues for the future of education and technology: Monday, January 8: Katie Linder, research director for Oregon State University’s Extended Campus, will introduce an exciting and possibly … Continue reading

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Beyond the Horizon Report: towards a new project

The Horizon Report, produced by the New Media Consortium, seems to be ending with that group’s liquidation.  (To learn more about the NMC’s sudden demise read here and here.) What’s next? Will the Horizon project become a historical artifact and … Continue reading

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Happy new year!

All best wishes for the new year, dear readers.

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Having hope about the world and education in 2018

On the winter solstice, the northern hemisphere’s darkest day, I shared some dark thoughts about the future of education, technology, and society. Things haven’t gotten much better since.  This morning Wunderground * sent me their daily weather update: Today is forecast … Continue reading

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A disclaimer about the New Media Consortium and myself

I am writing this post after numerous public and private conversations, including some with lawyers. To be completely clear, in case it’s not: I do not work for the New Media Consortium.  I am an independent actor, unaffiliated with NMC, … Continue reading

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American higher education enrollment declines again. For the 6th year.

The number of people enrolled in American higher education declined in fall 2017. That numbers has declined steadily for the past six years. My readers, viewers, listeners, and clients know that I’ve been talking about this as a major trend … Continue reading

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The New Media Consortium: updates and next steps

Nearly one week ago the New Media Consortium stunned the education technology world by announcing it was shut down and liquidate its assets.  It’s been a wild and weird few days. With this post I’d like to update everyone.  Please … Continue reading

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