at a Glance
This course is only
available on-line for individual interaction and not as a formal
course (I retired but continue to maintain the pages). This page
includes links to class materials and activities for your own
exploring. Read "Student Guide" on how to participate in the class
and "Assignments" to follow along with assignments as given during
the last formal class in spring 2002. Read the section on
"Introduction" for general information or look at the section on
"Futures at a Glance" (both in upper left of this page). Search
class site (below) or full web via Microsoft Bing (from search
Tutorials, Tours and Seminars
- Class activities
structured as tutorials and tours (with possible side trips on your
own) or seminars (in depth presentations). Includes links to short courses
on relevant topics.
Expeditions and Exploring
- These trips may
take a little time and in some cases might seem a little weird. They
could be quite interesting, too, and extend your mind.
Sustainability, Paradigms, Driving Forces,
- Clusters of trends
form driving forces and paradigm shifts are changes in the "unwritten
rules" that give context to how the future may unfold. Also includes
defining past and future eras and future outlooks.
Scenarios, Foresight and Change
- Building scenarios
will force asking relevant questions and identify a range of possible
choices or events. Topics include visions and values, what if's, ignorance
Futures Related Sites and Resources
- Futures resources,
futures organizations, and viewpoints of selected futurists. Basic reference
material and case histories.
- Finding relevant
information in likely and unlikely places and learning how to keep up
in your own reading. Focuses on Internet sources but others included.