1. 9.) Trends to Watch in 2010 – TV-Internet Convergence

    Virtually everywhere you look there are video screens. You see them in bars and restaurants, on elevators, in the back of taxis, and on airplanes. Even most cell phones have now have video screens. Some are connected to the Internet and others are connected to cable television, two distinctly differ…Read More

  2. 6.) Trends to Watch in 2010 – The Turing Test for Avatars

    The recently released James Cameron thriller Avatar has set an entirely new standard for moviemaking, and in the process has given us a visualization of what the evolution of the avatar may lead to. The term “avatar” in the context of a digital computer-self was first coin by Neal Stephenson in …Read More

  3. 5.) Trends to Watch in 2010 – Bookless Libraries

      Many people regarded the September 2009 headline, “Cushing Academy Goes Bookless” as more of a curiosity than a serious trend. The way Cushing Headmaster James Tracy put it, "Instead of a traditional library with 20,000 books, we’re building a virtual library where students will have acces…Read More

  4. 4.) Trends to Watch in 2010 – The Personal Mobility Explosion

    The Audi Snook - concept vehicle Pay close attention, there is a revolution brewing on the personal mobility end of the transportation spectrum. Nothing symbolizes personal freedom more than our ability to travel from one place to another quickly, and efficiently. But for the most part, we’ve been…Read More

  5. iTunes U – The Rise of the 800 Pound Guerrilla

      In April 2009 Stanford University announced that its iPhone Application Programming course had broken the 1 million download mark from the Apple iTunes site. And it did it in record time - less than seven weeks. The course is nothing more than a series of classroom videos being taught by a team o…Read More

  6. The Future of Colleges & Universities – Part Four

    Disruptive Scenarios NOTE: The following is the fourth in a four part series title: The Future of Colleges & Universities:  Blueprint for a Revolution Most of us have great difficulty translating ideas of what the future holds into useful stories and concepts. For this next section, I have chos…Read More

  7. The Future of Colleges & Universities – Part Three

    Disruptive Technologies NOTE: The following is the third in a four part series title: The Future of Colleges & Universities:  Blueprint for a Revolution Even though learning technologies will ascend to the realm of the virtual world, there will still be interface devices that connect digital le…Read More

  8. The Future of Colleges & Universities – Part Two

    The College Experience NOTE: The following is the second in a four part series title: The Future of Colleges & Universities:  Blueprint for a Revolution Colleges and Universities carry with them considerable inertia. They have long-standing traditions, huge alumni networks, solid brands in the …Read More

  9. The Future of Colleges & Universities – Part One

    The Future of Colleges & Universities: Blueprint for a Revolution NOTE: The following is the first in a four part series title: The Future of Colleges & Universities:  Blueprint for a Revolution A recent article in the Washington Post began with the statement that today’s college students…Read More