I had an opportunity to meet John Sener at the Quality Matters conference in Nashville last week and purchased
a copy of his book, “The Seven Futures of American Education – Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World.” I just started reading the book and wanted to share a couple of interesting quotes from the book:
- Over the past 15 years, online education in the US has gone from zero to mainstream
- If the first era in the history of online education was focused on providing access, the 2nd era has the potential to be defined by improving quality — not just for online education but for all education
- Cybersymbiosis – irretrievable dependent on digital technologies (this isn’t a fad that is going to eventually fade)
John led a pre-workshop seminar at the conference about “using the seven futures as a framework to improve educational quality: a dialogue” and I was really impressed that he
stayed for the entire conference. I’m looking forward to reading more of his book.