Presenters: Steve Gilbert and Beth Dailey, John Sener
This is the second live session in TLT’s schMOOC that is exploring the book "The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World.”
Author John Sener sees the Seven Futures perspective in every article he reads about higher education these days: “It’s relatively simple to see in articles with a particular axe to grind. For example, why does Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn’s New York Times article exhort us to “change everything” about higher education through online learning? Because they are Free Market Rules adherents who believe that applying market principles to education is the best way to improve it. The question is, why should we believe them given that their perspective is so limited?”
In the first half of this Friday’s session, he will discuss the Seven Futures perspective through a deeper exploration of its fundamental concepts: the foundational shifts and the influential futures. He will make it easy to understand how the perspective applies to quality improvement in higher education courses, programs, departments, and institutions through real-life examples from current articles about higher education.
The second half of this session will focus on how to relate the Seven Futures perspective to quality improvement challenges. Designated Learners from the schMOOC will share the challenges they’ve identified that they plan to work on over the next several weeks and (if available) the quality improvement criteria they’ve identified that relate to their challenges. Participants will also identify additional challenges to discuss as appropriate.
NOTE: You do not need to be enroll in the 7 Futures schMOOC to participate in the session though you are welcome to join, register here.
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