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What is the New Media Consortium (NMC)?

Previous post noted a joint NMC and EDUCAUSE report, but there’s so much more to NMC, it deserves additional links. It’s huge and worldwide in programs and affiliates. UNM and UTEP are listed as affiliates, as are Harvard, Stanford, and Northwestern etc,...

NMC Horizon Report 2016 Higher Ed Edition

The New Media Consortium (NMC) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) are jointly releasing the NMC Horizon Report 2016 Higher Education Edition. PDF of the report below. The report identifies six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments...

Winner Take All in Education

If we needed further proof that higher ed is a “winner take all” game, this modest $400 M donation by John Paulson to Harvard is a clear indication. And interestingly, the trend in Higher Ed is the same “networks effect” that has driven...

The Future of College? : The Atlantic

As is inevitable, and predicted here for years now, higher education is being disrupted by various new forms that try to, as PSA does, start over from the ground up based on asking questions such as “What is Learning”, and “What does it mean to be...

The End of Higher Education’s Golden Age

Clay Shirky’s blog entry is titled and written about “higher education”, but I strongly believe that his conclusions  apply to K-12 every bit as much.  Disruption will occur not because of technology (although it sure will help the process along),...