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Future Trends Forum with Bryan Alexander

February 11, 2016 – February 9, 2017

Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education will begin a weekly forum taking place on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. EST. The goal of the forum is to advance the discussion around the pressing issues at the crossroads of education and technology. Future Trends Forum will feature weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences in technology and education.

  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Gary Rhoades

    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education will begin a weekly forum taking place on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. EST. The goal of the forum is to advance the discussion around the pressing issues at the crossroads of education and technology. Future Trends Forum will feature weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences in technology and education.

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    Gary Rhoades is Professor and Director of the University of Arizona's Center for the Study of Higher Education. Rhoades' research focuses on the restructuring of academic professions and institutions, as in his books, Managed professors (SUNY Press, 1998), and (with Sheila Slaughter) Academic capitalism and the new economy (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004). A board member of the New Faculty Majority Foundation, and a former General Secretary of the American Association of University Professors, Rhoades has worked with various advocacy groups and academic unions in relation to the working conditions of faculty and postdocs, as well as served on various task forces of management associations (American Council on Education, Association of Governing Boards, and currently the National Association of College and University Business Officers) seeking to shape public policy in regard to the "business model" of higher education and the structure of academic employment. His current research concentrates on the working conditions of faculty generally and of adjunct faculty in particular, as he works on a book entitled, Organizing professionals: Negotiating the new academy.

    January 26 - 02:00pm EST rsvp
  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Elizabeth Evans

    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander addresses the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    Dr. Elizabeth Evans is Director of the Liberal Arts Consortium for Online Learning (http://lacol.net), a partnership of Amherst, Bryn Mawr, Carleton, Haverford, Pomona, Swarthmore, Vassar, Washington & Lee, and Williams. As an educational technologist and program manager, Liz brings extensive professional, technical, and administrative experience from the higher education arena and the private sector to her work. As LACOL Director, Liz supports the collaboration between several leading liberal arts institutions that have joined together to explore the innovative uses of online teaching and learning in the residential liberal arts setting. While working closely with all consortium partners through travel and online collaboration, Liz is physically based at Haverford College in Pennsylvania.


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    January 31 - 02:00pm EST rsvp
  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Lee Rainie

    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander addresses the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    Lee Rainie is the Director of Internet, Science, and Technology research at the Pew Research Center, a non-profit, non–partisan “fact tank” that studies the social impact of the internet.

    His Project was described by the American Sociological Association as the “most authoritative source of reliable data on the use and impact of the internet and mobile connectivity” and the ASA awarded him and the Internet Project its award for “excellence in the reporting on social issues award” in 2014.

    The Project has issued more than 600 reports based on its surveys that examine people’s online activities and the internet’s role in their lives. The Pew Research Center also has launched a sustained study of the intersection of science and society that Lee oversees. All of its reports and datasets are available online for free at: http://www.pewinternet.org.

    Lee is a co-author of Networked: The new social operating system with sociologist Barry Wellman about the social impact of the internet and cell phones. He is also co-author of five books about the future of the internet that are based on Project surveys about the subject.

    Prior to launching the Pew Internet Project, Lee was managing editor of U.S. News & World Report.

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    February 9 - 02:00pm EST rsvp
  • Future Trends Forum with Bryan Alexander: 1
    Special Guest Audrey Watters

    The Forum will kick off on February 11th with special guest Audrey Watters. Futurist and higher education consultant Bryan Alexander will lead this series, addressing the most powerful forces of change in academia.

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    Audrey Watters is a journalist specializing in education technology news and analysis. She has worked in the education field for the past 15 years: as a graduate student, college instructor, and as a program manager for an ed-tech non-profit. Although she was two chapters into a dissertation in comparative literature, she decided to eschew the professor track for a different path, and she now happily fulfills the one job recommended to her by a junior high aptitude test: freelance writer. She has written for Edutopia, MindShift, O'Reilly Radar, ReadWriteWeb, and The Huffington Post, in addition to her own blog Hack Education.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Bryan Alexander: 2
    With Special Guest Richard DeMillo

    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the crossroads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    Richard DeMillo is the Charlotte B. and Roger C. Warren Professor of Computing and Professor of Management, former John P. Imlay Dean of Computing, and Executive Director of the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Author of over 100 articles, books, and patents, he has held academic positions at Purdue University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Padua. 

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Casey Green

    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    Casey Green is the founding director of The Campus Computing Project, the largest continuing study of the role of computing, eLearning, and information technology in American higher education. Campus Computing is widely cited by both campus officials and corporate executives as a definitive source for data, information, and insight about information technology planning and policy issues affecting U.S. colleges and universities.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Will Richardson

    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly Thursday at 2:00 pm EST forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    Will Richardson has spent the last dozen years developing an international reputation as a leading thinker and writer about the intersection of social online learning networks and education. He was one of a handful of original education bloggers (willrichardson.com) and his work has appeared in numerous journals, newspapers, and magazines such as Ed Leadership, District Administration, Education Week, The New York Times and English Journal.

    During this 60-minute session, Will and Bryan will cover a variety of topics, including: changes in K-12, the possible decline of the testing enterprise from No Child Left Behind on and the vital importance of technology (especially social media and mobile.

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  • Future Trends Forum: FTTE Review
    Hosted by Bryan Alexander

    During this week's installment of Future Trends Forum, Bryan will focus on future trends across the board, using FTTE reports as the primary focus.

    The forum will begin with crucial contexts for educational transformation, including developments in demographics, economics, college financing, racial inequality, sexual assault and international education.

    Bryan will also dive into technology, addressing; 3D printing, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, and a possible threat to Moore's Law. Lastly, open education, virtual reality for students, big data, MOOCs and eBooks will be addressed.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Anya Kamenetz

    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    Anya Kamenetz is NPR's lead education blogger. She joined NPR in 2014, working as part of a new initiative to coordinate on-air and online coverage of learning. Kamenetz is the author of several books about the future of education.

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    Shindig’s unique technology offers the dynamics of an in-person event at internet scale. Shindig enables a host to give a video conference, lecture, seminar, interview or media event in front of an online audience of thousands. Hosts can share the stage for face-to-face interactions with audience members before the entire gathering or sidebar with participants privately. Meanwhile, audience members themselves are able to network, discuss and socialize with one another in their own self initiated private video chats just as they would naturally at in person events

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Jim Groom
    Hosted by Bryan Alexander

    Jim Groom is the co-founder of Reclaim Hosting, an independent web hosting company focused on the higher education community. Previously he was the director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies and adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia

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    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education will begin a weekly forum taking place on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. EST. The goal of the forum is to advance the discussion around the pressing issues at the crossroads of education and technology. Future Trends Forum will feature weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences in technology and education.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Gardner Campbell
    Hosted by Bryan Alexander

    Gardner Campbell is the Vice Provost for Learning Innovation & Student Success at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is an intellectual omnivore, a former radio announcer, an English professor (Milton and Renaissance studies, film studies, new media studies) and a bassist. Gardner has worked in teaching and learning technologies for over twenty years, ten of those (to his great surprise) as an administrator. He’s been a member of numerous advisory boards as well as two governing boards. He also speaks frequently at conferences and workshops: here are his three most-watched YouTube videos. You can read his blog, “Gardner Writes,” at www.gardnercampbell.net.

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    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education will begin a weekly forum taking place on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. EST. The goal of the forum is to advance the discussion around the pressing issues at the crossroads of education and technology. Future Trends Forum will feature weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences in technology and education.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Robert Archibald

    Robert and Bryan will discuss why higher education costs as much as it does, teasing out different factors from state funding to student debt.They will also explore how these factors in education may change in the near future.

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    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    Robert Archibald has been the Chair of the economics department for five years and served as the Interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for a year at William and Mary. Robert was the Director of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy for three years. He teaches principles of macroeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, statistics, and a seminar in the economics of higher education. Professor Archibald's research focuses on higher education economics. Archibald's most recent published work Why Does College Cost So Much?, examines higher education as an industry that functions much like other industries, rather than as a singular exception.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Cable Green
    Hosted by Bryan Alexander

    Bryan and Cable will explore the Creative Commons licensing alternative to copyright and what it means for education. This can include distinctions between licenses, the possibility of an .edu license, support issues, and implications for the full range of educational use of intellectual property.

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    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly Thursday at 2:00 pm EST forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    Dr. Cable Green is the Director of Global Learning for Creative Commons, a global nonprofit that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. Cable works with the global open community to leverage open licensing, open content, and the affordances of digital things to significantly improve access to quality, affordable, education and research resources so everyone in the world can attain all the education they desire. Cable is also a leading advocate for open policies that ensure publicly funded education materials are freely and openly available to the public that paid for them.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Curtis Bonk
    Hosted by Bryan Alexander

    What is the state of the open education union?  Curtis and Bryan will discuss the trajectory of the open movement in education, from open education resources to open access scholarly publishing. They will also explore best practices for supporting and encouraging open in education.

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    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly Thursday at 2:00 pm EST forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    Curt Bonk is Professor at Indiana University teaching psychology and technology courses and President of CourseShare. Bonk offers unique insights into the intersection of business, education, psychology, and technology. A well-known authority on emerging technologies for learning, Bonk reflects on his speaking experiences around the world in his popular blog, TravelinEdMan. He has authored several widely used technology books, including The World Is Open, Empowering Online Learning, The Handbook of Blended Learning, Electronic Collaborators, and, most recently, Adding Some TEC-VARIETY which is free as an eBook (http://tec-variety.com/).

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Deanna Marcum

    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly Thursday at 2:00 pm ET forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    As Ithaka S+R managing director, Deanna Marcum leads the research and consulting services that assist universities and colleges, libraries, publishers and cultural institutions as they make the transition to the digital environment. 

    From 2003 to 2011, Deanna served as associate librarian for Library Services, Library of Congress. In 1995, Deanna was appointed president of the Council on Library Resources and president of the Commission on Preservation and Access. She oversaw the merger of these two organizations into the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) in 1997 and served as president until August 2003.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Phil Long
    Hosted by Bryan Alexander

    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly Thursday at 2:00 pm EDT forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    Phil Long is the Associate Vice Provost for Learning Sciences and Deputy Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Texas, Austin. Current work focuses on UTx, the local implementation of edX, learning analytics (SoLAR) and the digital enhancement of physical learning spaces.He is also a Foundation Honorary Professor at the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.He is a lapsed biologist now learning scientist focused on emerging technologies, the cognitive interactions with them, & the spaces, physical and virtual wherein they occur.

    The two will dive deeply into emerging digital possibilities for higher education, changes in how educators structure evidence of student progress,  as well as  examining new expectations and practices of data transparency and data flows within an institution.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Maya Georgieva

    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    Maya Georgieva is Co-Founder and Partner at Digital Bodies - Learning Innovations Design and Digital Strategy

    Link: https://www.digitalbodies.net/
    Twitter: @Mayaig

    Maya Georgieva is an EdTech strategist, author and speaker with more than 15 years of experience in higher education and global education policy. She is the co-founder and partner at Digital Bodies, a global consulting group focusing on the impact of immersive technologies on education and society. She sits on a number of educational and corporate learning boards and is a member of the Expert Panel for the New Media Consortium Horizon Report for Higher Education.

    Previously, Maya served as the Associate Director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning at NYU Stern School of Business, where she provided strategic leadership to advance academic initiatives that transform the teaching-learning environment. She spearheaded the implementation of instructional design and technology, learning space design, blended learning, digital storytelling and faculty development. Her work and projects focused on design thinking, experiential learning and the innovative use of new media, mobile and wearable technology to foster higher levels of student engagement.

    Maya is the recipient of the 2014 Campus Tech Education Futurist Award and 2011 Campus Innovator Award. She has delivered three Five Minutes of Fame talks on innovation in education at the New Media Consortium’s annual conferences. Her talks have focused on pioneering innovation in education, the design of new learning experiences and the future of education.

    Her work has been featured at Campus Technology, EDUCAUSE, ELI, EdMEDIA, New Media Consortium (NMC), Sloan-C, SXSWedu, Google and Intel Engage Education. Maya speaks frequently at national and international forums on innovation and the future of education and consults with startups in this space.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest George Siemens

    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the crossroads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    George Siemens is a writer, theorist, speaker, and researcher on learning, networks, technology, analytics and visualization, openness, and organizational effectiveness in digital environments. He is the originator of Connectivism theory and author of the article Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age and the book Knowing Knowledge - an exploration of the impact of the changed context and characteristics of knowledge.

    Siemens joined the faculty and staff of The University of Texas at Arlington in December 2013 as the executive director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab or LINK Lab. He was formerly a professor at the Center for Distance Education and a researcher and strategist with the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI) at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada. His role as a social media strategist involves planning, researching, and implementing social networked technologies, with a focus on systemic impact and institutional change.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Dr. Robbie K. Melton

    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    Dr. Melton has received numerous teaching and technology awards and acclaims. Some of the most recent include: 2014 Workshop Keynote for The United Nations Mobile Education Conference (UNESCO) Paris, France and Panel Keynoter at the Mobile Learning International Conference, Madrid, Spain, 2013 Apple Distinguished Educator, 2012 Top Fifty Technology Innovation Educator from the Center for Digital Education and Converge, 2012 International ELES4-Africa Educator Technologist, WCET WOW Education Technology Award, Tennessee Board of Regents -- 2011 Catalyst Leadership Award, 2010 IMS Global Learning Leadership, 2010 MERLOT Educational Leadership Higher Education System Level, among many others.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Jonathan Blake Huer

    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    Jonathan Blake Huer is a passionate educator who believes in sharing this knowledge so graduates are digitally literate, entrepreneurially savvy, and prepared to tackle the challenges of the current employment landscape. Jonathan has been at Ball State University for the past eight years first as Director of the Digital Corps and currently as Director of Emerging Technologies and Media Development. At Ball State, Jonathan has been a strong advocate of collaboration as emerging technology blurs many traditional academic boundaries and the reduced barriers to content distribution create new opportunities for faculty, staff, students, and professional partners.

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  • Future Trends Forum Live From New Media Consortium Summer Conference

    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    Bryan Alexander will be joined by thought leaders and innovators live from the 2016 NMC Summer Conference.

    The NMC was founded October 17, 1993 by a group of hardware manufacturers, software developers, and publishers who realized that the ultimate success of their multimedia-capable products depended upon their widespread acceptance by the higher education community in a way that had never been achieved before.

    In everything that the NMC does, from its board of directors to the staff to the members, the NMC informs the decisions that people make about technology through timely and focused research, through events and collaboration, and through engaging people in substantive discourse.

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    Among the organizations with whom the NMC is working to both progress and better understand the use of technology in education are UNESCO, OECD, World Bank, USAID, United Nations University, JISC, Singapore IDA, the Education World Forum, WISE, and many others, in addition to world-leading companies including Apple, Inc. and HP’s Office of Global and Social Innovation.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Bryan Alexander: FTTE Report Review

    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    During this week's installment of Future Trends Forum, Bryan will focus on future trends across the board, using FTTE reports as the primary focus.

    The forum will begin with crucial contexts for educational transformation, including developments in demographics, economics, college financing, racial inequality, sexual assault and international education.

    Bryan will also dive into technology, addressing; 3D printing, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, and a possible threat to Moore's Law. Lastly, open education, virtual reality for students, big data, MOOCs and eBooks will be addressed.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Scott Jaschik

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    Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features.

    Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards.

    Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Brad Wheeler

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    Dr. Brad Wheeler leads university-wide IT services for IU's eight campuses. He has co-founded and led open source software and service collaborations such as the Sakai Project, Kuali, and the HathiTrust. He also developed IU's eTexts initiative and implemented a cutting-edge delivery model to tackle the high costs of textbooks for students. Most recently, he co-founded Unizin, a consortium of universities seeking to exert greater control and influence over the digital learning landscape.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Dan Cohen

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    Dan is the founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America, which is bringing together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and making them freely available to the world.

    Until 2013 Dan was a Professor of History in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University and the Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Dan's personal research has been in digital humanities, broadly construed: the impact of new media and technology on all aspects of knowledge, from the nature of digitized resources to twenty-first century research techniques and software tools to the changing landscape of communication and publication.

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  • Future Trends Forum Live from NYSCIO

    Bryan will be joined by John O'Brien, President of EDUCAUSE, Sharon Pitt, CIO of Binghamton University, and Justin Sipher, Vice President of Libraries & Information Technology at St. Lawrence University.

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    NYSCIO is an acronym for the conference of New York State (higher education) CIOs. NYSCIO is an annual event conceived as a vehicle for promoting professional networking and professional development for IT leaders from across New York State’s higher education community.

    There are more than 200 institutions of higher learning in New York State. Upon taking over administration of NYSCIO in 2009, NYSERNet established an attendance goal of “100 from 100” (100 senior leaders from 100 eligible institutions.) In 2008, NYSCIO was attended by 55 individuals representing 31 institutions. In 2015, 77 individuals participated representing 56 institutions, a trend of increasing participation NYSERNet intends to continue in 2016.

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  • Future Trends Forum: Live from CampusTechnology 2016
    Hosted by Bryan Alexander

    As education technologists, innovators and pioneers gather in Boston for the 23rd annual CampusTechnology Conference, Bryan will be leading thought provoking interactive discussions with some of the conference's leading voices. 

    Bryan will be joined by:

    Stephen Downes, one of the originators of the Massive Open Online Course. Stephen leads the Learning and Performance Support Systems program at the National Research Council, a multi-year effort to develop personal learning technology and learning analytics. Stephen is one of the originators of the Massive Open Online Course, he writes about online and networked learning, and has authored learning management and content syndication software, Stephen is also the author of the widely read e-learning newsletter OLDaily.

    Scott Reinke, Coordinator for the Ball State Achievements program at Ball State University (which received a 2015 Campus Technology Innovators award). He is an avid gamer, and has a multifaceted background in digital media production and usability studies. Scott focuses on finding ways to facilitate student success in higher education using game design and good usability practices.

    Perry SamsonArthur F. Thurnau Professor of Atmospheric Science at Univeristy of Michigan. Perry was named Distinguished Professor of the Year in 2010 by the President's Council of Universities in the State of Michigan. Perry teaches courses in both extreme weather and entrepreneurship and helps organize annual springtime expeditions for undergraduate majors to study tornadic thunderstorms in the Great Plains of the United States. He is a co-founder of The Weather Underground and a co-founder of LectureTools, acquired by Echo360 Inc.

    Jaime Casap, the Chief Education Evangelist at Google, Inc. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools as enabling and supporting capabilities in pursuit of creating powerful learning models. In addition to his role at Google, Jaime serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Science Foundation, New Global Citizens, Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, and serves as an advisor to dozens of organizations focused on education and access, including South by Southwest EDU (SXSWedu,) the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and is a council member of the GSV Advisors. Jaime is also an adjunct professor at Arizona State University, where he teaches classes and guest lectures.

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    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly Thursday at 2:00 pm EST forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guests Dr. Susan Aldridge & Marci Powell

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    Dr. Susan C. Aldridge serves as senior vice president for Online Learning at Drexel University and president of Drexel University Online, where she is responsible for building an administrative division that provides comprehensive services for online students, while also pursuing innovative approaches to online curricula, teaching, and student assessment. Drexel University is a premier, private non-profit university offering more than 100 high-quality academic programs on campus and online.

    Dr. Aldridge is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences and consultant to university presidents, government officials and business leaders in the areas of quality technology-enhanced learning, expanded academic access, increased student success, sustainable campus growth and global academic partnerships. 
     

    Marci Powell is an expert in the field of educational technology with extensive experience in applications related to lifelong learning and innovation. She currently serves as United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Chair of Global Partnerships and is also Chair Emerita and Past President of the association.

    With over 25 years of progressive leadership and management serving as an advisor to public and private sectors in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific, Marci shares global best practices role at USDLA, Powell focuses on global support of distance learning programming and international exchange. In her current capacity at Marci Powell & Associates, she supports a variety of organizations worldwide through thought leadership and strategic planning guidance in the use of technology to address education and training.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Larry Johnson

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    Dr. Johnson  is an acknowledged expert on emerging technology and its impacts on society and education, and has written five books, seven chapters, and published more than 50 papers and research reports on the topic. He speaks regularly on  the topics of creativity, innovation, and technology trends, and has delivered more than 125 keynote addresses to a long list of distinguished groups and organizations all over the world.  He was the founder of the Horizon Project, which produces the acclaimed series of Horizon Reports that are used by well over a million educators in more than 150 countries.

    Johnson is the former Chief Executive Officer of the New Media Consortium, an international not-for-profit consortium dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies, and Director of the Edward and Betty Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA). .

    Having served as president and senior executive at institutions in both the higher education and not-for-profit realms, he has nearly 30 years of experience in the global education arena, and has served in campus roles from professor to dean, CIO and provost, and president. His educational background includes an MBA in Finance and a Ph.D. in Education that focused on research and evaluation.  

    Among much other recognition, Dr. Johnson has been honored as a Distinguished Graduate by his alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Manuela Ekowo

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    Manuela Ekowo is a policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She provides research and analysis on policies related to higher education including innovations in higher education delivery, the use of technology, and ensuring equitable outcomes for underrepresented students. Her writing has been featured in such media outlets as Pacific Standard, The EvoLLLution, and The American Youth Policy Forum.

    Prior to joining New America, Ekowo worked at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) as a research assistant where she provided research support and analysis on various higher education policies with a focus on access and success for low-income, nontraditional students. She also served as the project manager for CLASP's Alliance for Quality Career Pathways. Ekowo holds a bachelor's degree in government and legal studies from Bowdoin College.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Dr. Jonathan Rees

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    Jonathan Rees is Professor of History at Colorado State University – Pueblo. This is his personal website. It includes both teaching materials and statements expressing his opinions on a wide variety of matters, not the opinions of his employer.


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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Perry Samson

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    Perry Samson is a Professor at the University of Michigan in the College of Engineering Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering and Professor in the School of Information. Prof. Samson has been honored as an "Arthur F. Thurnau Professor" for his contributions to undergraduate education and has been named “Professor of the Year” in the State of Michigan. His coursework has been cited as one of ten “Courses with a Twist” by the New York Times. As an entrepreneur he is co-founder of The Weather Underground, acquired by The Weather Channel and IBM and LectureTools acquired by Echo360 and he heads an accelerator for educational entrepreneurship in Ann Arbor.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Edward Maloney

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    Eddie Maloney is the Executive Director of The Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) and a Professor of the practice of narrative literature and theory in the Department of English. He holds a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in English Literature and a Master’s Degree from Syracuse University in English and Textual Studies.

    As Executive Director of CNDLS, a research center on teaching, learning and technology, he helps to define Georgetown’s strategy to advance teaching and learning practices at the University, including developing innovative approaches to technology-enhanced learning, learning analytics, and fulfilling the Jesuit mission of teaching to the whole student.

    As a professor in the Department of English, he teaches courses on modernism, postmodernism, critical and narrative theory. He has a particular interest in the works of James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, Vladimir Nabokov, and Jorge Luis Borges, and he has published on Joyce and others, as well as on issues related to narrative theory, film studies, and hypertext fiction. He has served as the Electronic Resources Editor for theHeath Anthology of American Literature, and he is currently working on two book-length projects—one, Footnotes in Fiction, on the use of artificial paratexts in fictional narratives, and the other, Narrative Pedagogy, on the role of narrative in teaching and learning.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Jaime Casap

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    Jaime Casap is the Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of technology and the web as enabling and supporting tools in pursuit of promoting inquiry-driven project-based learning models. Working with the Google for Education Team, Jaime collaborates with school systems, educational organizations, and leaders focused on building innovation and iteration into our education policies and practices. He speaks on education, technology, innovation, and generation z, at events around the world.

    In addition to his role at Google, Jaime serves on a number of boards, including Inquiry Schools Dot Org, Seed Spot NEXT, and Mi Familia Vota.  He is part of the Phoenix Union School District Team, who created the Phoenix Coding Academy, an inquiry-based high school designed with computer science as the core language students use in pursuit of the problems they want to solve.  Jaime is also an adjunct professor at Arizona State University, where he teaches classes on policy, innovation, and leadership.

    You can read Jaime’s blog at www.jcasap.com and can follow and reach him on Twitter at @jcasap



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  • Future Trends Forum with Bryan Alexander: FTTE Review

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    During this week's installment of Future Trends Forum, Bryan will focus on future trends across the board, using FTTE reports as the primary focus.

     The forum will begin with crucial contexts for educational transformation, including developments in demographics, economics, college financing, racial inequality, sexual assault and international education.

    Bryan will also dive into technology, addressing; 3D printing, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, and automation. Lastly, open education, virtual reality for students, data analytics, and MOOCs  will be addressed.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Bryan Alexander: Special Guest Bridget Burns

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    Bryan will be joined by Bridget Burns, Executive Director of the University Innovation Alliance (UIA). As an American Council on Education fellow at Arizona State University in 2013–14, Bridget Burns traveled to more than fifty campuses around the country asking two questions: How are you innovating to improve student success? And what are nearby schools doing? “No one ever answered that second question with any level of specificity,” Burns says.

    She realized that a major barrier to innovation in higher education is the fact that universities just don’t share ideas. To fix that, she helped bring together eleven universities from around the country to found the University Innovation Alliance, in 2014, where she is now executive director. The member schools—all huge, public universities, including Georgia State and the University of Texas at Austin—have committed to collaborating on solutions to the obstacles facing low-income, first-generation, and minority students. Each school has a UIA fellow and a student success team. The UIA holds “convenings” on different campuses throughout the year, where members share ideas and—unlike at academic conferences—spend time coming up with a plan to bring those ideas back to their campuses. Burns points to predictive analytics, like the Georgia State program described above, as an example of a good idea that the UIA is helping go viral. This coming academic year, member schools will launch an unprecedented randomized controlled trial, using 10,000 students, to measure the effectiveness of analytics-based advising programs. In the past, Burns says, it may have taken years for an innovation like that to catch on. “What really matters is that, a year ago, I would have been talking about predictive analytics and telling you that we have three campuses actively using it. And now I can say we have nine.”

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Samantha Becker

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    Samantha Adams Becker, Senior Director of Communications for the NMC, is the Director of the NMC Horizon Project and lead writer and researcher for the NMC Horizon Report series, which analyzes emerging technology uptake in various education sectors across the globe. She has an expertise in digital communications, with a special interest in e-publishing, social media, and online learning. In 2013, she taught the first online course ever to exclusively take place in Facebook, which was geared towards training education professionals to integrate social media into their teaching practices. Previous to the NMC, Samantha facilitated the digitization of books and periodicals for several of the world’s largest publishers and was the managing editor of a lifestyle magazine.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Amy Collier

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    As the Associate Provost for Digital Learning at Middlebury College, Amy Collier provides strategic vision and leadership to position Middlebury as a leading innovator in creating and sustaining a global learning community through the effective use of digital pedagogies and technologies. Working closely with the provost, other associate provosts, and the deans/VPAAs who oversee Middlebury programs, Amy identifies and pursues opportunities for Middlebury to create online and hybrid/blended courses and programs that meet the highest standards of academic integrity and pedagogical innovation; enable Middlebury to leverage its intellectual and pedagogical resources, within and across locations of the institution; connect diverse Middlebury programs with each other; and enrich the experience of current and potential Middlebury learners, from undergraduates and graduate students earning Middlebury degrees to a global community of alumni and professionals.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest George Saltsman

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    Dr. George Saltsman is an Associate Research Professor in the Center for Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership at Lamar University. This role follows 24 years as the executive director of the Adams Center for Teaching and Learning at Abilene Christian University. George is an Apple Distinguished Educator, mobile learning policy advisor to UNESCO, and winner of multiple awards, including the Campus Technology Innovator of the Year, Blackboard Catalyst award, and The New Media Consortium’s Center of Excellence award.

    As a frequent presenter, consultant, and speaker, Dr. Saltsman has delivered over 250 presentations on technology integration in more than a dozen countries throughout the world. As an educational consultant, Dr. Saltsman has worked with numerous technology corporations and over 50 educational institutions worldwide. Dr. Saltsman is an also an avid researcher having conducted 42 empirical investigations into digital learning, working with partners that include AT&T, Cambridge University and Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs. George also co-authored the book An Administrators Guide to Online Education and has written multiple other works focused on the integration of technology in education.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Malcolm Brown

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    Malcolm Brown has been Director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative since 2009 and has initiated major ELI undertakings such as its Seeking Evidence of Impact program and the Learning Space Rating System. Prior to assuming the ELI directorship, he was the Director of Academic Computing at Dartmouth College, overseeing a team active in instructional technology, research computing, classroom technology, and pedagogical innovation. During his tenure at Dartmouth, he worked actively with the ELI, contributing chapters to the EDUCAUSE eBooks, helping to plan focus sessions, and serving on the ELI Advisory Board. He has been a member of the EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies committee and was the editor for the New Horizons column for the EDUCAUSE Review. He has served as a faculty member of the EDUCAUSE Learning Technology Leadership program. He has been on the Advisory board for the Horizon Report since its inception in 2004 and served as Chair of Board of the New Media Consortium.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Dr. Kyle Dickson

    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    Kyle Dickson directs the AT&T Learning Studio at Abilene Christian University, enabling students and faculty to craft media messages for a global audience. Since 2005, he has worked with the Adams Center for Teaching and Learning to support innovative faculty in podcasting, course blogging, and mobile learning. In 2011, he became director of the Learning Studio, part collaborative learning space, part media production sandbox. Since 1999, Kyle has sought to blur the edges of the classroom in residential, online, and study abroad courses. He developed inter-disciplinary courses for the ACU in Oxford and Summer Online programs as well as the national college curriculum for the This I Believe series on NPR. As associate professor of English, he regularly teaches undergraduate, graduate and honors courses in British literature, drama, satire, film, and media production.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Kristen Eshleman

    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    Kristen Eshleman is the Director of Digital Innovation at Davidson College, where she leads an R&D initiative focused on the design and research of experiments that explore new models of a liberal arts education in the digital age. R&D provides a safe-to-fail space where risk-taking is encouraged and design-based research informs Davidson's digital strategy. The anthropologist in her is drawn to the intersections between technology and culture.

    Her current pedagogical interests include learner agency, digital scholarship, inclusive pedagogy, and mindfulness & contemplative learning. In partnership with the Cynefin Center for Applied Complexity at the University of Bangor, she is currently pursuing research on complex adaptive systems in higher education and how they are optimally structured to foster and account for open and emergent learning.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Matthew Rascoff

    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander addresses the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    Matthew Rascoff serves the 225,000 students and 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina system as the founding Vice President for Learning Technology and Innovation at UNC General Administration.
    In 2012-13, Matthew launched JSTOR’s first international office in Berlin, where he was also a Fellow of the Bertelsmann Foundation and a strategic advisor to the Robert Bosch Foundation. He previously led product management teams at Wireless Generation, an education technology company (acquired by News Corporation in 2010 and renamed Amplify). In 2011, he built and launched Wireless Generation’s product development center in Durham, North Carolina.
    Earlier in his career Matthew co-founded the strategy group at Ithaka, an incubator of higher education technology ventures. Matthew's experience includes Google, where he worked on the Book Search operations team, and Katzenbach Partners, a strategy consulting firm. After undergraduate studies at Columbia University he did graduate work at Bogazici University in Istanbul on a Fulbright Scholarship. He also earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and represented the state of North Carolina as a German Marshall Memorial Fellow in 2013.

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  • Future Trends Forum Holiday Gathering

    Join us for a special holiday edition of the Future Trends Forum. Bryan Alexander invites his #FTTE community to join him to review 2016, share expectations for the new year, ask questions and generally network and connect with one another for the holidays.

    Expect surprise guests to join this installment of Future Trends Forum and Bryan Alexander invites all community members to take the stage and share insights or propose topics of conversation!

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Adrianna Kezar

    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education will begin a weekly forum taking place on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. EST. The goal of the forum is to advance the discussion around the pressing issues at the crossroads of education and technology. Future Trends Forum will feature weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences in technology and education.

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    ADRIANNA KEZAR, Professor for Higher Education, University of Southern California and co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education. Kezar holds a Ph.D. 1996 and M.A. 1992 in higher education administration from the University of Michigan and a B.A. 1989 from the University of California, Los Angeles. She joined the faculty at USC in 2003. She has several years administrative experience in higher education as well both in academic and student affairs.  

    Dr. Kezar is a national expert of change, governance and leadership in higher education and her research agenda explores the change process in higher education institutions and the role of leadership in creating change. She is an international expert on the changing faculty and she directs the Delphi Project on the Changing faculty and Student Success – www.thechangingfaculty.org.  She is regularly quoted in the media related to her research including: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Atlantic, Boston Globe, Washington Post, PBS, NPR (national and local stations), Al-Jazerra, Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, among others.  She also regularly consults for campuses and national organizations related to her work on non-tenure track faculty, STEM reform, change, collaboration, leadership development, and change.

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  • Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Malcolm Brown

    Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander addresses the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.

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    Malcolm Brown has been Director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative since 2009 and has initiated major ELI undertakings such as its Seeking Evidence of Impact program and the Learning Space Rating System. Prior to assuming the ELI directorship, he was the Director of Academic Computing at Dartmouth College, overseeing a team active in instructional technology, research computing, classroom technology, and pedagogical innovation. During his tenure at Dartmouth, he worked actively with the ELI, contributing chapters to the EDUCAUSE eBooks, helping to plan focus sessions, and serving on the ELI Advisory Board. He has been a member of the EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies committee and was the editor for the New Horizons column for the EDUCAUSE Review. He has served as a faculty member of the EDUCAUSE Learning Technology Leadership program. He has been on the Advisory board for the Horizon Report since its inception in 2004 and served as Chair of Board of the New Media Consortium. Malcolm holds a pair of BA degrees from UC Santa Cruz; studied in Freiburg, Germany, on Fulbright scholarships; and has a PhD in German Studies from Stanford University. He has taught several academic courses on Nietzsche and maintains the Nietzsche Chronicle web site. He is a member of the Frye Institute class of 2002. He has given presentations in Japan, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates; and has spoken most recently at Columbia University, Penn State, and the University of Minnesota. He hosts the ELI webinar series and presents on the EDUCAUSE Live! webcast.

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