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Houston Foresight Fall 2015 Newsletter & Spring Gathering Save-the-Date

Published on 5:44 am By Andy

The College of Technology puts together a nice-looking newsletter of what its various programs are up to each semester. Here is the link to the FORESIGHT_Fall Newsletter_Magazine. It’s a great way to catch up quickly on the highlights from the Fall. One item not in the newsletter that’s important to note is that we’ve set […]

Alum Jason Swanson and student Katie King on The Future of Learning for KnowledgeWorks

Published on 2:52 pm By Maria Romero

The Future of Learning: Education in the Era of Partners in Code is a ten-year forecast created by alum Jason Swanson, Director of Strategic Foresight for KnowledgeWorks along with contributions of current student Katie King and other members of the KnowledgeWorks team. KnowledgeWorks’ fourth comprehensive forecast on the future of learning explores provocations at the intersection […]

Katie King’s Student Needs 2025+ Summary in APF Compass

Published on 10:58 am By Maria Romero

The Association of Professional Futurists published a special edition of the APF Compass to promote its Annual Gathering — The Learning Remix –which is just around the corner. It is an impressive collection of foresight thinking on the future of education. Our student Katie King had an article on Houston Foresight’s Student Needs 2025+ project that […]

Crafting a Platform for the Future of Students

Published on 5:45 pm By Andy

Ground has been broken on a new research project for our friends at Lumina Foundation. We’re doing some follow-on work to the Future of Student Needs: 2025 and Beyond project. One of our recommendations from that project was to consider building a platform to incorporate student voices into the discussion on the future of higher […]

Alum Jason Swanson: Four Scenarios on the Future of Credentials

Published on 11:36 am By Maria Romero

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 […]

Students Needs 2025 Final Report

Published on 6:57 am By Andy

We are pleased to release the Final report on The Future of Student Needs: 2025 and Beyond. It has been reformatted to meet the design style of Lumina Foundation. Today, college students are encouraged to find work-life-school balance. In 2025, such a concept will be obsolete because work, life, school, and play will be one in the […]

Future of Education: Goodbye, Summer Vacation

Published on 8:11 am By Andy

I squeezed onto CNBC yesterday with  a few comments as part of “Will the college bubble burst: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101985258 ; this is the written version: Sharon Epperson, “A higher-ed bubble even bigger than student loans, Sept 11, 2014, Redesign of the Traditional Classroom Now, for the stuff that didn’t get aired. Here are some of the note I […]

Jason Swanson Appointed Director of Strategic Foresight at Knowledge Works

Published on 1:46 pm By Andy

We are so pleased to announce that recent grad Jason Swanson has been appointed the Director of Strategic Foresight at Knowledge Works in Cincinnati. Knowledge works is a “social enterprise focused on creating sustainable improvement in student readiness for college and careers.” The Senior Director of Strategic Foresight, Katherine Prince, attended the May 2013 Certificate in […]

Student Needs 2025+ in APF Compass

Published on 9:21 am By Andy

Those of you who’ve been following our work on Student Needs 2025+ might be interested to know that our work was featured as part of the APF’s latest Special Issue on Education. Kudos to editor Andrew Curry for assembling this great material. Contents list, in page order: * Hardin Tibbs, on the changing university learning […]

Certificate Alum Passing it On!

Published on 9:55 am By Andy

Two of our certificate program alums, Joel Ticknor and Byron Anderson, have developed and are teaching foresight courses, at George Mason University and U of Wisconsin-Stout respectively. Joel’s course is “Exploring the Future” at George Mason’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.  He noted that was concern about whether the course would generate enough interest. A resounding, […]