Category Archives: writing

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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More end of the year writing by, about, and around me

As 2017 comes to an end, publications keep sharing my words. At NPR Anya Kamanentz interviewed me about what seems to be happening with for-profit higher education.  (Anya was a fine Future Trends Forum guest.  In fact, she was our … Continue reading

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On being a futurist

Campus Technology just published an article of mine about my futures work and methods.  I introduce trend analysis, environmental scanning, scenarios, and science fiction, then tie it all together with practical tips for campus technology offices. I admit to loving … Continue reading

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Update on rogue solutions in scholarly communication

Meanwhile, on the scholarly communication front, a new (co-authored) article of mine just hit the web. Back in April I joined a bright and varied group of people at the Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI) 2017 conference.  Our workgroup focused on what … Continue reading

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My new article on the digital divide and the future of education

What does the digital divide mean to higher education? My latest article,  “Higher Education, Digital Divides, and a Balkanized Internet” , appeared this week in the EDUCAUSE Review, as an editor’s pick.  In it I explore what the digital divide actually is … Continue reading

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From Trump to mobile to Blade Runner: several recent projects on the web from me and other folks

This week a series of projects and pieces I’ve worked on appeared on the web.  Better yet, other people have responded with their own work.  I’d like to bring them all together for one blog post. Some of you know … Continue reading

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My new book project begins

Friends, I’ve signed a contract with Johns Hopkins University Press for a book tentatively titled Transforming the University in the Twenty-First Century: The Next Generation of Higher Education. I will be doing some of this writing online, and am exploring … Continue reading

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Launching the new NMC digital literacy report today

Today a research project I’ve been working on for several months will be released. The New Media Consortium has organized a new report on digital literacy.  It’s a sequel and expansion to its 2016 report, which I also contributed to. … Continue reading

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My new book is out

I just received print copies of the revised edition of my New Digital Storytelling.  They look very sharp, as well they should.  The designers and publisher did a fine job. Since the first edition came out in 2011, many things have … Continue reading

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A devil’s dictionary of education keywords

Last year I wrote “A Devil’s Dictionary of Educational Technology”.  Inspired commentators joined in and helped build an expanded version. Now I’d like to take a shot at applying Bierce’s satirical approach to educational terminology beyond technology.  May it entertain, … Continue reading

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