Future Trends in Technology and Education

FTTE logoFuture Trends in Technology and Education is a monthly report.  It surveys recent developments in how education is changing, primarily under the impact of digital technologies.  Its purpose is to help educators, policy-makers, and the public think about the future of teaching, learning, research, and institutions.

Every month FTTE aggregates recent developments, checking them against previously-identified trendlines.  As certain trends build in support and significance, the report recommends watching them for future impact.  FTTE also notes trends which appear to be declining in significance.

Each report appears during the first week of the month.  The format is simple: a bulletin written in condensed prose, a pdf document (about eight-ten pages, roughly 2,000 words excluding footnotes) emailed to individual subscribers.  It is mostly text, with some graphics.  Every single item is backed up by footnoted research, often accessible through the open Web.

Here are some sample issues: FTTE October 2013FTTE_June 2013.

Subscriptions are open to any interested person or institution.  The cost is… whatever you would like to pay, including nothing.

To sign up, please complete this form to be added to the FTTE mailing list.  Comments are welcome, too:

Next, tell us how much you’d like to contribute to FTTE’s upkeep:

Frequently Asked Questions about Future Trends in Technology and Education:

Q: Where did FTTE come from?

A: Bryan Alexander first developed it in 2011 at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE).

Q: How much does it cost?

A: Nothing.  It’s free to all subscribers.

Q: Seriously?

A: Seriously.  For now.  This is an experiment.  It’s possible that FTTE will attract sponsors.  It’s also possible that the report will add a premium version.

Q: How can I tell you about some trend I’ve spotted?

A: Contact me directly.

Q: Why this bulletin format?

A: Because it’s economical and direct, aimed at people coping with information overload.  If you’d prefer other formats, I reflect on these trends elsewhere: in articles, chapters, and books; through interviews; across the Web.

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