Future Trends for Educational Technology

“If you are deliberately trying to create a future that feels safe, you will willfully ignore the future that is likely.”
- Seth Godin

Key Trends:
  • The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the Internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as educators.
  • As IT support becomes more and more decentralized, the technologies we use are increasingly based not on school servers, but in the cloud.
  • Technology continues to profoundly affect the way we work, collaborate, communicate, and succeed.
  • People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want to.
  • The perceived value of innovation and creativity is increasing.

Technologies to Watch:
  • Cloud Computing (1 year or less)
  • Mobiles (1 year or less)
  • Game-Based Learning (2-3 years)
  • Open Content (2-3 years)
  • Learning Analytics (4-5 years)
  • Personal Learning Environments (4-5 years)

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