IAE Blog

Information Age Education (IAE) is an Oregon not-for-profit corporation founded by David Moursund in August 2007. The IAE Blog was started in August 2010.

A Hello from Dave Moursund

I have recently learned that the software that is supposed to send you a notification when I post an Information Age Education blog has been broken for some unknown amount of time. Thus, you likely have not been receiving a timely notice when I post an IAE Blog.

Good news! It has just been repaired. The purpose of this IAE Blog is to tell you about some of the blog entries you have missed.

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Charter Schools

 

I have been following the Charter School movement for a number of years. Personally, I believe that research evidence supports my belief that Charter Schools are not a good approach to improving our educational systems (Ravitch, 6/22/2018, link).

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Improving Education through Forecasting the Future

"All education springs from some image of the future. If the image of the future held by a society is grossly inaccurate, its education system will betray its youth." (Alvin Toffler; American writer and futurist; 1928-2016.)

Early in 2007, I developed and wrote a new IAE-pedia page, What the Future is Bringing Us. It featured very brief summaries of articles published in 2007 that contained predictions of the future, and Toffler’s quote began the very first one (Moursund, 2007, link). I have continued this task each year since then, and I now have a good start on futures predictions for 2019,  I enjoy re-reading the older forecasts and thinking about whether or not they have proved to be reasonably accurate.

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Forecasting Possible Futures of Education

Recently I have been thinking and writing about possible futures of education. This naturally required that I think about and forecast still more broadly-based futures reflecting possible major changes in our world, changes that will strongly impact the future of education.

This IAE Blog lists and comments on forecasts for 15 areas that I believe to be quite relevant to our educational systems. For each item in my current list, I have provided a brief comment about its possible impact on our PreK-12 schools in the coming decades. My list is in alphabetical order.

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Tools Help Us Build on the Work of Self and Others

     "...human brains have become equipped with add-ons, thinking tools by the thousands, that multiply our brains' cognitive powers by many orders of magnitude." (Daniel Clement Dennett III; American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist; 1942-.) [Bold added for emphasis.]

     "We must preserve the power of intrinsic motivation, dignity, cooperation, curiosity, joy in learning, that people are born with." (W. Edwards Deming; American international business consultant and statistician; 1900-1993.) [Bold added for emphasis.]

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