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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Think and Act Both Globally and Locally

You are undoubtedly familiar with the statement, Think Globally, Act Locally. Quoting from the Wikipedia (Wikipedia, 2019b, link):

"Think globally, act locally" urges people to consider the health of the entire planet and to take action in their own communities and cities. Long before governments began enforcing environmental laws, individuals were coming together to protect habitats and the organisms that live within them. These efforts are referred to as grassroots efforts. They occur on a local level and are primarily run by volunteers and helpers.

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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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Rights of People Who Are Suffering Severe Loss of Mental Capacity

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Rights of People Who Are Suffering Severe Loss of Mental Capacity

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Big Brother’s Growing Capability to Listen To and Censor You

“There is always an easy solution to every human problem—neat, plausible, and wrong.” (Henry Louis “H.L.” Mencken; American journalist, essayist, editor; 1880-1956.)

I am a regular reader of New Scientist, a weekly British magazine that covers a wide range of science-oriented topics. I think it is a very good publication. The following short article is quoted  from the In Brief section of a recent issue (New Scientist, 6/6/2018). It provides a frightening glimpse into the growing artificial intelligence capabilities and possible uses of computers.

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