Dan, Mike, and Brandon discuss a recent article on St John's University, from QZ.com, focused on how "The Program" teaches each student the same thing across their time on campus. Could it be the future of college education? Does it go too far in ignoring 21st century skills training?
Dan, Mike, and Brandon dive back into a favorite topic, the future. They discuss one of Elon Musk's latest business, Neuralink and the possibility of humans connecting with computers to help repair damaged bodies and more.
Dan, Mike, and Brandon discuss their favorite pieces of information from the 2017 Meeker Report on internet trends. They focus on gaming but also discuss wearables, cell phones, & more.
Dan, Mike, and Brandon discuss a recent New York Times op-ed by David Leonhardt. They discuss the dwindling funding available for Pell Grants and other ways for lower-income students to attend four year colleges and universities. They also talk through economic diversity on college campuses.
Mike and Brandon sit down to talk about memes, #memegate at Harvard, social media, and how trends can become part of our every day life. Come for the meme analysis, but stay for covfefe and Harambe.
Dan, Mike, and Brandon discuss one of the latest fads in the classroom. Are fidget spinners an aid to learning or just a distraction to classrooms? Can distracted learning really work? Also, Brandon shares a story of being the lead importer of slap bracelets at his middle school.
Dan & Mike recap their trip to BrightCove play. They discuss one of the two keynote speakers, Rohit Bhargava, and his Non-Obvious trends.
This week we announce the winner of our March Madness Education Trend Brackets and dig into a recent article by Kevin Kelly on The Myth of Super AI. How does all of this tie to Centaurs, Chess, and Gary Kasparov? Listen in to find out.
Dan, Mike, and Brandon talk about The Inevitable is a 2016 nonfiction book by Kevin Kelly that forecasts the twelve technological forces that will shape the next thirty years.