This bearded fellow is Bryan Alexander, who runs a wonderful future-oriented blog about higher education. Bryan has been conducting a read-along of Revolution in Higher Education. As he was approaching the last chapter, he sent me a note asking me to be interviewed on his new Future Trends Forum, On February 16, I spent an intense hour with Bryan and a pile of viewers discussing topics ranging from access and affordability to the nature of innovation in colleges and universities. It was an interesting (and not entirely accidental) contrast to a similar interview that Bryan had conducted a week before with Audrey Watters, who more or less savaged the very notion that higher education could be doing a better job.
An edited version of that interview along with Bryan’s notes is located here. The YouTube video is embedded below. I encourage you to follow Bryan’s entire FTF series.