Archive for March, 2014

Student Needs 2025+: All That’s Old is New Again

March 26, 2014

Millennials seem to be itching for the 70s. Two new scan hits show that modern trends in working and playing might be headed for a downturn. 1. Millennials’ workplace backlash. Everyone knows that a Millennial thrives with technology and would just as soon work from the beach as a corner office. Not so, according to […]

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Dr. Bishop interviewed in Lithuania

March 18, 2014

Grab your passports because we’re traveling to Lithuania with Dr. Peteris Bishopas (Lithuanian spelling)! Last December, Dr. Bishop (our former leader and the current head of Teach the Future) gave an interview to IQ TV while he was in Vilnius for a dissertation defense. He answers a few of the standard questions futurists are used to like: […]

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Student Needs 2025+: See the Presentations from March 1 Spring Gathering

March 11, 2014

On March 1, UH Foresight held its annual Spring Gathering, and this year was all about Student Needs 2025+. Below find links to videos of presentations from all six teams and a copy of their presentations. Comments and feedback encouraged! Intro Learning Participating Working Playing Connecting Living All presentations The University of Houston Foresight program […]

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Student Needs 2025+: Big Data, Loneliness, and Vocaloids

March 9, 2014

On March 1, UH Foresight held its Spring Gathering and the Student Needs 2025+ research teams for the first time revealed their baseline and alternative scenarios for the future of Learning, Working, Participating, Playing, Connecting, and Living. Below are a few scan hits that informed their findings and how they fit into the overall trends. […]

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Student Needs 2025+: College News Roundup

March 6, 2014

Some excellent stories on NPR this morning about trends in higher education. 1. Big changes at the SAT This is obviously big news for college-going students, and it’s consistent with trends identified by the StudentNeeds 2025+ Learning Team. The Team identified Individualized Learning, Reputable Credentials, Meaningful Experiences, Support, Accessibility, Affordability, and Relevant Skills as students’ […]

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Student Needs 2025+: Cost as a Driver of Change in Higher Ed

March 5, 2014

“How much does a college degree cost? What a steal!” …said pretty much no one ever. Last week, NPR’s Planet Money ran a story about the sticker price of a university education — they used Duke as an example — and tried to clarify who benefits. In 1984, it cost $10,000 a year to go […]

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