Education

Alum Jason Siko: How Tech Is Revolutionizing Education

Posted by on April 29, 2017 at 4:22 pm

Jason Siko, Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University’s (GVSU) College of Education and a University of Houston Foresight alum, recently gave his insights about the significance gamification, design thinking, and technology on education on the Rapid Growth website along with several other industry experts. He explained an innovative, human-centered approach to problem solving has […]

Student Foresight Design Challenge

Posted by on March 13, 2017 at 7:01 pm

Teach the Future and KnowledgeWorks are co-hosting a student foresight design competition through March 27. The competition is open to any U.S.-based, 13-18-year-old student interested in creating a scenario about the future of education with an optional artifact from the future (an illustration of an object or scene from a future world). See Competition details. Katherine […]

The First Foresight Certificate Course of 2016 Done and Dusted

Posted by on February 2, 2016 at 4:53 pm

Our bi-annual Foresight Certificate Course was presented from January 18-22 at the Hilton, University of Houston, Texas. After two other runs in May – one local and another in Belgium – the course will have completed its eighth year. We are glad to once again have attracted attendees from countries all over the globe such […]

New UH FAQs YouTube Videos

Posted by on November 11, 2015 at 11:05 am

The UH Foresight Program has just released our first YouTube playlist composed of 7 videos (which can also be watched individually, of course) responding to some of the most frequent questions we get from those who are interested in our program. These videos were created to respond to the questions we frequently get from those interested […]

Guest Lecture: Nick Price on Presencing

Posted by on October 26, 2015 at 12:13 pm

It was great to have APF colleague Nick Price recently visit our class and lead us through Presencing exercise. Nick is a graduate of the Australian Foresight program and is doing his own thing these days with “Of Things Immaterial.” Our paths crossed in his former experiences as an organizational futurist with Philips Design and […]

Ideapod and ADC Forum Scholarship

Posted by on October 8, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Together with ADC Forum, Ideapod is awarding a US$2000 scholarship for the best idea on the future of work. University students worldwide are invited to enter. To apply, just answer the following question on ideapod.com about the future of work, using the #futureofwork: “What will Artificial Intelligence mean for work?” The best response, made using Ideapod’s […]

Alum Jason Swanson: Four Scenarios on the Future of Credentials

Posted by on June 8, 2015 at 11:36 am

Alum Jason Swanson, Director of Strategic Foresight at KnowledgeWorks, invites our futurist community to explore four scenarios on the future of credentials: Certifying skills and Knowledge – Four Scenarios on the Future of Credentials. A baseline future, “All Roads Lead to Rome,” imagines a future in which degrees awarded by the K-12 and post-secondary sectors still serve as […]

Student Scanning: “Empowering Youth through E-books”

Posted by on May 24, 2015 at 1:54 pm

[NOTE: We will occasionally be featuring some blog posts from student scanning hits in World futures class. This one is from Joe Murphy]. Partnerships are key in a future connected by ebooks. The White house unveiled a plan on April 30 to provide $250 million dollars worth of eBooks to the nation’s less affluent children […]

Next Foresight Certificate Course: May 11-15, 2015 in Houston

Posted by on March 24, 2015 at 7:00 am

Our next certificate course will be held at the UH Hilton in Houston, Texas from May 11-15th 2015. The UH certificate in Foresight is in its seventh year of twice-annual seminars held at the University of Houston in January and May each year. We are also offering the certificate course at the Destree Institute from […]

Wendy Schultz visits Intro to Foresight class to discuss images of the future

Posted by on October 30, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Wendy Schultz is futurist at Infinite Futures and former professor of Foresight at UH. She was a guest lecturer in the Intro to Foresight class this week where she presented on images of the future. Wendy cited the foundational text, The Image of the Future by Fred Polak as key influence for understanding the role images play in understanding […]