NITLE Shared Academics: An Open Discussion of Future Trends

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At a time of rapid, systemic change, liberal arts campuses must plan strategically for future success and sustainability. We also must prepare students to succeed in that open-ended future. Join this …

At a time of rapid, systemic change, liberal arts campuses must plan strategically for future success and sustainability. We also must prepare students to succeed in that open-ended future. Join this open discussion of future trends at liberal arts colleges led by NITLE Senior Fellow Bryan Alexander, futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, teacher, and author of Future Trends in Technology and Education, a monthly report that surveys recent developments in how education is changing, primarily under the impact of digital technologies.

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  • 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Overview Education Technology Education and technology Bubble?
  • 2. Monthly environmental scan report Trends identified, tested, projected
  • 3. International students -> US  “universities building up”   Adjunctification rising
  • 4.  Alternative certification (competency, badges)  Northeast, midwest youth population and debt  US job changes (manufact->service, 1>many, declining participation, automation)
  • 5.  shared academic services  executive compensation rising amid controversy  challenges to internships  possible intergenerational tensions  library budgets
  • 6. social augmented media digital video cloud wars reality automation and artificial intelligence
  • 7. crowdfunding growing copyright battles continue durability of Moore’s Law office versus Web office
  • 8. "When we were an agrarian nation, all cars were trucks because that's what you needed on the farms." Cars became more popular as cities rose, and things like power steering and automatic transmission became popular…
  • 9. "PCs are going to be like trucks," Jobs said. "They are still going to be around." However, he said, only "one out of x people will need them." http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20006526-56.html ; image via Wikipedia
  • 10. PCs getting crowded out Mouse and keyboard declining Mobile first 3d printing mainstreaming 3d tv dying
  • 11. the limits of the Web onshoring hardware production
  • 12. Nicholas Carr, linked http://bryanalexander.org/2013/08/15/have-ebooks-plateaued/
  • 13. blended/flipped classroom rise of the net.generation gaming in education
  • 14.  campus digital security threats growing  educational entrepreneurship  big data and data analytics develop
  • 15. Uses of social media Uses of Web video Changes in the LMS world Blended learning  Learning analytics  Changes in library role  Digital humanities (in classroom)  The rise of the Maker movement
  • 16. Credit for MOOCs STEM vs humanities Sustainability? xMOOC vs cMOOC Liberal arts campuses entering
  • 17. Continued cost/value crisis Student and parent anxieties about debt and employment Grad school crises Bipartisan political pressure
  • 18. College premium persists Debt closer to car ownership Endowments returning, maybe (11%+ in 2013)
  • 19. Bryan’s thinking http://bryanalexander.org Bryan on Twitter http://twitter.com/BryanAlexander Bryan’s working http://bryanalexanderconsulting.com