An Open Discussion of Future Trends

2:00pm - 3:00pm EST December 12, 2013

As one year draws to a close and we contemplate what the next year will bring, how might we increase our awareness of emerging trends and their potential to affect higher education? (Times EST)
Description

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. Participants in this seminar will identify and examine emerging trends and evaluate their potential impact on education at the individual, institutional, and national level.

Seminar Preparation

So that you can readily engage in this seminar, identify events from the past month that may point to trends in education and/or technology. Choose a pair of stories - one from your professional life and one from your personal life. How might those stories inform possible futures?

Seminar Leader

Bryan Alexander is a senior fellow at NITLE as well as a researcher, futurist, teacher, writer, speaker, and consultant working in the field of technology and education. His current research interests include educational applications for mobile computing, gaming, social media, and digital storytelling. Dr. Alexander is the 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. His book, The New Digital Storytelling: Creating Narratives with New Media, was published in April 2011 by Praeger. A 2004 Frye Fellow, he holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan.

Event Hashtag

Participants are encouraged to share their thoughts on Twitter via this event’s hashtag: #NITLE

Registration

This Shared Academics seminar is designed for those interested in increasing their awareness of emerging trends, using that information for planning and decision-making, and expanding their capacity to adapt in the midst of constantly changing conditions. Attendance by institutional teams is encouraged; individuals are also welcome to participate.

Please register online by Tuesday, December 10. Participation in NITLE Shared Academics is open to all active member institutions of the NITLE Network as a benefit of membership and as space allows. No additional registration fee applies.

Questions

For more information about this event, please contact Georgianne Hewett at ghewett@nitle.org.


NITLE Shared AcademicsTM models a new approach to liberal education – made possible through strategic collaboration, driven by shared knowledge, and supported by emerging technologies. Campuses learn how inter-institutional academic exchange works by actively participating in it, building the knowledge and experience to re-architect liberal education.