Welcome to futureportal, an ezine of the Institute for the Future at Anne Arundel Community College (IF@AACC), May 2007, volume 3, issue 5...We study the future to help build a better tomorrow.
Interested in a course on the future for credit?
Check our Exploring the Future (FTR 100) class listing. Summer term registration is now open. Also, you can register for our noncredit futures modules. These online modules may be taken alone or in combination. Click here for more information or to register.
Inside this issue (scroll down)
- applied foresight... using the futures perspective
- futures thinking... looking ahead
- on the horizon... events local, regional and global
- applied foresight...using the futures perspective
What are the issues of a global economy? The online magazine of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization provides a forum for ideas and scholarly thought.
Children are the hope of the future. Visit the Future of Children Web site of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and The Brookings Institute. This site features free publications and other resources to facilitate the development of effective policies and programs for children.
- futures thinking...looking ahead
Agritourism and ecotourism...the future of vacations? Agritourism offers a respite from city life for tourists, and business opportunities for farmers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides start-up information about these enterprises, and Agritourism World is a world-wide directory of destinations. Ecotourism seeks to protect a habitat while offering recreation to the tourist and economic opportunity for the locals. Read more about ecotourism on this United Nations Web site.
More and more educational delivery systems are termed 'blended learning' - generally meaning a combination of face-to-face and online formats. This San Diego State University Web site presents a brief discussion, and this University of North Texas Web site presents its blended learning project, as well as a wealth of background information.
- on the horizon...events local, regional and global
Plan to attend to 2007 World Future Conference
"Fostering Hope and Vision for the 21st Century", in Minneapolis, MN from July 29-31, 2007.
Register for the conference at the WFS Conference site.
Does your organization need a speaker on the future?
See IF@AACC's Speakers List.
Get a jump on the future with "The Art of Foresight" PDF
Produced by our partner the World Future Society
'Brownbag' Lunch and Speakers Series will continue in the fall at AACC...