Future Trends in Technology and Education

FTTE logoFuture Trends in Technology and Education is a monthly report.  It surveys recent developments in how education is changing, primarily under the impact of digital technologies.  Its purpose is to help educators, policy-makers, and the public think about the future of teaching, learning, research, and institutions.

Every month FTTE aggregates recent developments, checking them against previously-identified trendlines.  As certain trends build in support and significance, the report recommends watching them for future impact.  FTTE also notes trends which appear to be declining in significance.

We divide the trends into four broad mega-categories, like so:

FTTE visualization Webb-Richardson model

Each report appears during the first week of the month.  The format is simple: a bulletin written in condensed prose, a pdf document (about nine to fourteen pages, roughly 2,000 words excluding footnotes) emailed to individual subscribers.  It is mostly text, with some graphics (maps, charts, graphs, etc.).  Every single item is backed up by footnoted research, usually accessible through the open Web.

Here are some sample issues: FTTE 2018 August,  FTTE_2017_July,  FTTE November 2016,  FTTE November 2014FTTE October 2013FTTE_June 2013.

Subscriptions are open to any interested person or institution.

FTTE is available in several ways.

  • A personal subscription costs $5 US per month; signup instructions start in the next paragraph.
  • Individuals can also sign up for an annual subscription at $60 per year,
  • Individuals may also support us on Patreon for $10/month.  That way you’ll receive FTTE, your name will appear on a big graphic “wall of credits” that I’ll publish with every issue, every presentation, and every Future Trends Forum session.  Patreon supporters also receive access to early and/or exclusive content.
  • Institutional subscriptions are available for $600/year.  Payment can be made by PayPal or invoice (contact us directly).

Signing up for the basic subscription is a simple two-step.  First, please complete this form to be added to the FTTE distribution list. Comments are welcome, too, if optional, as are links to your relevant website:

Second, hit this PayPal page for a monthly subscription or this one for a yearly subscription.  And contact us directly with any questions.

When we receive that information, we’ll email you the two most recent issues, and then you’re on board for future issues as long as you like.

Questions?  Contact me!

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