I first posed this question in a post published in 2014. At the time, I framed it as “not such a crazy question” given the growing criticism of higher education as well as the emergence of myriad options for self-directed learning and the rise of alternative forms of credentialing. Roll forward six years, and the […]
Can we educate ourselves fast enough?
You have to wonder Predictions about how forces like artificial intelligence, automation, and robotics will impact the future of work – and by extension, the future of learning – vary widely, but it seems clear that we will need to be prepared to adapt – and often more rapidly than we would like. The standard […]
Serving Education’s Third Sector
Most of us are aware of and have personally experienced the pre-K through high school system of education that serves our children. Most of us are also aware of the higher education system that grants degrees to the fortunate among us. (Around 45 percent of the U.S. population holds a postsecondary degree of some type.) […]
The Future and Learning – Connecting the Dots
The learning landscape continues to evolve in very interesting ways. I’ve noticed lately, for example, that artificial intelligence (AI) seems to finally be getting significant traction. Enough so that numerous notable figures like Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk have expressed concern concerns about how it might run amok.
Entering the Shift Age – and the Age of Agile Publishing
My colleague, co-author, and friend David Houle has a new book out: Entering the Shift Age: The End of the Information Age and the New Era of Transformation. The book has been racing up the charts at Amazon, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to understand the forces that will shape our […]
Are we on the verge of podcasting mania?
The Podcast Consumer 2012 from Edison Research I keep seeing and hearing signs that podcasts, which enjoyed a sort of “mini-bubble” several years ago, may be making a comeback. Michael Stelzner raises the possibility in a recent interview with Mitch Joel (An excellent interview to listen to if you happen to be thinking about starting […]