Some of my recent publications:
Universities on Fire: Higher Education in the Age of Climate Crisis (Johns Hopkins University Press: 2023).
“Anticipating the Climate Crisis on Campus.” Learning By Design, April 2022.
“Macro Authorities and Micro Literacies: The New Terrain of Information Politics.” In Media, Technology and Education in a Post-Truth Society: From Fake News, Datafication and Mass Surveillance to the Death of Trust, ed. Alex Grech. West Yorkshire: Emerald, 2021.
“Openings: Higher Education’s Challenge to Change in the Face of the Pandemic, Inequity and Racisms.” (member of Principal Authoring and Editorial Group) Georgetown University Graduate Program in Learning, Design, and Technology, January 2021.
“Storytelling” entry in Davis, Rebecca Frost, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, editors. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments. Modern Language Association, 2020, digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
“The Post-Pandemic College and the Academic Enterprise,” in The Post-Pandemic College, The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 2020.
Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education, January 2020 (Johns Hopkins University Press) (Amazon) (audiobook). Winner of the 2020 Association of Professional Futurists Most Significant Futures Works award for analyzing a significant future issue. Named one of Forbes’ Best Higher Education Books Of 2020.
“How the Coronavirus Will Change Faculty Life Forever,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 11, 2020.
“Still Shocking After All These Years,” In After Shock: The World’s Foremost Futurists Reflect on 50 Years of Future Shock―and Look Ahead to the Next 50, ed. John Schroeter, forthcoming 2020 (John August Media).
“DeVos’s formula for success: trash public schools and push privatization,” The Conversation, November 2019.
“Five AIs in Search of a Campus,” in EDUCAUSE Review, October 2019.
“Gaming and Gamification: High Hopes and Campus Realities,” EDUCAUSE Horizon Report | 2019 Higher Education Edition.
“Feature: A Call to Consider Technology and Future Trends,” Bringing Theory to Practice, winter 2019.
“When Learning Goes Nomadic,” EdSurge, May 2, 2019.
“Framing Predictions and Possibilities.” In An Analytics Handbook edited by Linda Baer and Colleen Carmean. Society for College and University Planning: 2018.
“Highlights From a Year of Tracking Future Trends in Education.” EdSurge, December 2017.
“Higher Education, Digital Divides, and a Balkanized Internet”. EDUCAUSE Review 52, no. 6 (November/December 2017).
“How to Be an Ed Tech Futurist”. Campus Technology, November/December 2017, 13-16.
(co-author) “Rogue Solutions & New Open Resources Workgroup Report.” Open Scholarship Initiative Proceedings 2017, Vol 1.
The New Digital Storytelling, second edition (2017).
(co-author and co-editor) “Digital Literacy in Higher Education, Part II > An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief”, New Media Consortium, August 2017.
(co-author) “Trend Watch 2017: Which IT Trends Is Higher Education Responding To?” EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) Research Report, August 2017.
“Why the Technology in Rogue One Is So Old-Fashioned,” The Atlantic, January 3, 2017.
“The American Vision of Liberal Education and the Challenges of Globalization: An Exploratory Vision.” (with Mark Rush) In Western Higher Education in Asia and the Middle East. Lanham, MD. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
“Practices and principles for collaborative academic projects: results of a survey”, Digital Liberal Arts Exchange report, September 2016.
“Digital Literacy > An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief”, New Media Consortium, 2016.
“What Could It Look Like in 2025?” NACUBO Business Officer, July/August 2016.
“The American Vision of Liberal Education and the Challenges of Globalization: An Exploratory Inquiry”, co-authored with Mark Rush, in Kevin Gray, Hassan Bashir, and StephenKeck, eds., Western Higher Education in Asia and the Middle East : Politics, Economics, and Pedagogy . Lexington Books, 2016.
“Information Overload and Underload”, co-authored with Kim Barrett, Sioux Cumming, Patrick Herron, Claudia Holland, Kathleen Keane, Joyce Ogburn, Jake Orlowitz, Mary Augusta Thomas, and Jeff Tsao. Open Scholarship Initiative Proceedings Vol 1 (2016).
Gearing Up for Learning Beyond K–12. Solution Tree Press, 2015.
“Higher Education in 2024: Glimpsing the Future”. Educause Review, September/October 2014.
“Has Higher Education Peaked?” Inside Higher Ed, April 7, 2014.
“How People Behave in Virtual Worlds: A Review of The Proteus Paradox,” Reason, March 2014.
“Playing Stories on the Worldboard: How Game-Based Storytelling Changes in the World of Mobile Connectivity”, in Jason Farman, ed., The Mobile Story (Routledge, 2014).
(interviewed by Benjamin Luce) “Speaking Personally—With Bryan Alexander”, The American Journal of Distance Education, 28:207–214, 2014. DOI: 10.1080/08923647.2014.926471
“Battling Ma Bell: before there were hackers, there were phone phreaks,” Reason, May 2013.
“Gothic in Cyberspace”, in Dale Townshend and Glennis Byron, eds., The Gothic World (Routledge, September 2013).
“The Second Great Crypto War: the founder of Wikileaks issues a call to cryptographic arms,” Reason, March 2013.
(co-authored with Rebecca Frost Davis) “Should Liberal Arts Campuses Do Digital Humanities? Process and Products in the Small College World”. In Debates in the Digital Humanities, ed. Matthew K. Gold. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012 .
“Conference Report: The 4th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, July 11-13, 2011”. International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies, 1(2), 68-71, July-December 2011.
The New Digital Storytelling. Praeger, 2011. (Amazon)
Future of Higher Education column for Educause Quarterly, including:
- “Imagining the Future of Higher Education”. Volume 34, Number 4, 2011.
- “The Future of Collaboration in Education”. Volume 34, Number 3, 2011.
- “This Visible College”. Volume 34, Number 2, 2011.
- “Future of Higher Education: The Future of Scholarly Publication“. Volume 34, Number 1, 2011.
“The New (In)Visible College: Emergent Scholarly Communication Environment And The Liberal Arts“. NITLE white paper, spring 2011. (archived)
“Computer Games in the Liberal Arts World: Connecting with Peers” (Archive.org copy). 2009 NMC Summer Conference Proceedings (“based on top rated conference sessions”).
Introduction to Tatyana Dumova and Richard Fiordo, eds., Handbook of Research on Social Interaction Technologies and Collaboration Software: Concepts and Trends. Hershey: Information Science Reference. Information Science Reference, July 2009.
“Apprehending the Future: Emerging Technologies, from Science Fiction to Campus Reality“. EDUCAUSE Review, May 28, 2009. Accompanied by “A Web Game for Predicting Some Futures: Exploring the Wisdom of Crowds.”
“Deepening the Chasm: Web 2.0, Gaming, and Course Management System.” Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, Vol. 4, No. 2, June 2008.
“Web 2.0 and Emergent Multi-literacies.” Theory Into Practice, Digital Literacies in the Age of Sight and Sound issue, Spring 2008, Volume 47, Number 2. Eds: Susan Metros and Kristina Woolsey.
“Games for Higher Education: 2008” EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 43, no. 4 (July/August 2008).
“Web 2.0 Storytelling: The Emergence of a New Genre.” EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 43, no. 6 (November/December 2008) (pdf)
“Social Networking in Higher Education” In Richard Katz, ed., The Tower and The Cloud: Higher Education in the Age of Cloud Computing, 197-201. Educause, 2008.
“A Threat to Professional Identity? The Resistance to Computer-Mediated Teaching” in Michael Hanrahan and Deborah L. Madsen, eds. Teaching, Technology, and Textuality: Approaches To New Media. Basingstoke: Palgrave 2006, 27-35.
“Web 2.0: A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning?” EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 41, no. 2 (March/April 2006): 32–44. Reprinted in Ravi Kumar, ed., Web 2.0: An Introduction. Hyderabad: Icfai University Press, 2007, pp. 143-158.
“Next Generation: Speculations in New Technologies,” in Course Management Systems for Learning: Beyond Accidental Pedagogy Patricia McGee, Colleen Carmean, and Ali Jafari (Hershey, Pa.: IGI Global, 2005), pp. 359-373.
“Podcasting and the Liberal Arts.” The Newsletter of the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education, Volume 4, Number 3, Summer 2005. (Archive.org copy)
(co-authored with Vicki Suter and Pascal Kaplan) “Social Software and the Future of Conferences; Right Now“. EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 40, no. 1 (January/February 2005): 46–59.
“Going Nomadic: Mobile Learning in Higher Education“. EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 39, no. 5 (September/October 2004): 28–35. Reprinted Formamente, first issue, 2006, 59-67.
“Out of the Info Loop: Why information networks are crucial to modern warfare,” Reason, June 2004.
Bryan Alexander, “Teaching in the Wireless Cloud,” The Feature , April 7, 2003.
“The tottering architecture of intellectual property“. Mindjack, 2002.
“The American Experience in Vietnam: Notes on the Design and Teaching of a Multi-campus, Interdisciplinary, Computer-mediated Course“. Report for Technology: Tool or Method, 2002.
Interview with Simon Singh. Mindjack, 2002.
(review) “The Language of New Media.” Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies, 2001.
“The First Web,” review of The Victorian Internet, Reason, January 2000.
“E-COMP: observations on teaching writing with computers,” Learning Technology Review, 1998, 3, pp. 4-13, with James Crowley, Deanne Lundin, Vicki Mudry, Stephanie Palmer, and Eric Rabkin.
“E-COMP: A Few Words About Teaching Writing with Computers,” T.H.E. Journal, with James Crowley, Deanne Lundin, Vicki Mudry, Stephanie Palmer, and Eric Rabkin, September 1997.