EDUDEMIC “We are one year closer to flying cars, hoverboards and the overpopulation of Earth that leads to the eventual colonization of Mars!
These sci-fi fantasies are indeed on the horizon, but before they are realized, technology will affect the more mundane parts of the human experience. You know, making it easier to order pizza with almost no effort, and remotely arm home security systems.
Changes to the way we approach education are also peppered throughout the various innovations and advances. iPads revolutionizing the textbook economy, high speed internet shrinking the world and even the incorporation (successfully, even) of mobile into the classroom.
Take a look at some of these innovations and let your mind wonder at the possibility that lays before us!”
Trend 1: Use SMS marketing to connect education with life
Trend 2: Social media enables students to educate communities
Trend 3: Universities offer free non credit on-line courses
Trend 4: Unused resources contribute to social impact projects in the UK
Trend 5: 3D Printing (source: Edudemic)
What to expect from Education in 2013
Terry Heick looks to the future of education in his article, ‘What To Expect From Education in 2013’, originally posted on Teach Thought.
” Guessing what the future of education holds is equal parts logic and guesswork.
The logical part is simpler–take current trends and trace their arc further, doing your best to account for minor aberrations. If the majority of public education in the United States is waist-deep in adopting new academic standards, it doesn’t take Nostradamus to predict they are going to have a strong gravity about them in the education at large.
In 2013, a theme that is absolutely certain is disruption. Some of that disruption will be through technology, some of it decay of existing power-sets. How it will change education over the next twelve months can be guessed in part by looking at the previous twelve, a time period where we’ve seen iPads capture the imagination of national media, MOOCs catch the eye of the bluebloods in higher ed, and BYOD look like a better and better choice for K-12 public education districts everywhere.
In 2013, those trends will continue, along with some new ideas as we begin to demand more than feel-good potential out of learning experiences for students. ”
Trends in educational technology
Ian Dukes presented this infographic on his site recently with this insightful commentary.
” No one can predict the future. But that’s never stopped us from trying. Educators are notorious for this. Just imagine how much money and effort we’d save if we could somehow convince the Magic 8 Ball to tell us exactly what our schools and classrooms will look like five, 10, even 20 years from right now?
We can guess, even make a few educated predictions — perhaps publish a few more of those forward-looking reports that our colleagues seem so fond of. But sometimes the best and most accurate means of projecting what’s next is simply to ask.
That’s what network security provider Enterasys Secure Networks did to create this infographic, which we first read about on Edudemic. In it, K–12 educators identify six technologies that are transforming education and project how they will use them into the future.
The results are a barometer of where technology is headed. They also raise a few red flags for technology administrators whose networks are ill equipped to handle the change. ”