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What might the coronavirus mean for higher education?

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Yesterday I blogged about the possible future paths of the coronavirus outbreak.  Today I’d like to ask: what does all of this mean for academia? I’ve been thinking about this problem for years, actually. Disease outbreak fut...

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A new virus appears in the world

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What might we anticipate from the Wuhan coronavirus?  What does a futures perspective bring to the table? This is a very risky topic to address, naturally.  The outbreak is ongoing.  Data is often provisional or suspect.  Mult...

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I discuss Academia Next on Trending in Education

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The media tour for my new book continues! Last week the Trending in Education podcast was kind enough to host me.  Mike Palmer and I had a wide-ranging conversation, touching on adjuncts, pedagogy, technology, disruption, and som...

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Snapshot of a conversational morning

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I’d like to share a small sample of how I use social media.  Not for a spectacular event, nor a comprehensive overview, and definitely not in a professionally ethnographic way, but just to demo some ways social media can work w...

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Five community colleges to merge

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I’ve been forecasting and tracking college mergers for a while.  Today I’d like to add another merger to the list. Five Minnesota community colleges will merge within two years, according to Inside Higher Ed.  That’s (in a...

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In the media for Academia Next

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Since Academia Next came out (Johns Hopkins University Press) (Amazon) I’ve lucked into a bunch of media appearances. It’s excellent to get the word out about the book, of course, but I also love the conversational aspect.  I...

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One forecast for higher ed in the 2020s

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It’s the year 2020 and the appearance of a new decade has many people looking ahead to see what might come up. One example comes from Inside Higher Ed.  John Kroger* offers ten predictions, and it’s a useful set to work throu...

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Navigating my way into veganism

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For the past month I’ve been I’ve following a vegan diet.  So in a brief pause from my focus on the future of education, I’ll share some thoughts about this experiment. It’s actually not that great a topic shift.  For on...

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