The Knowledgeworks Map of Future Forces Affecting Education is fascinating. I haven’t had time to really dig through it yet, but I’m interested in the drivers they’ve set up (the left-hand column.) I don’t hear much talk in higher ed about some of these things: the increasing urbanization of our population, the “sick herd” phenomenon. They’re the elephants in the room. I like the holistic approach this takes to issues facing education at all levels, even though it’s sobering to think about how big these problems really are.