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How 3-D printing will radically change the world

How 3-D printing will radically change the world | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
The rise of 3-D printing will make life as we know it today barely recognizable in 50 to 75 years. But it's not the Jetsons. Not yet.

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M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, May 13, 1:35 PM

Thanks Susan! Great Post to peruse

Stephen Dale's curator insight, May 30, 12:16 AM

From the article: "3-D printing technology is advancing at a staggering rate. American designers are now working on 3-D printed cars, while in China andHolland, 3-D printers are building entire houses. The first 3-D printed hamburger was recently created in England, heralding the possibility of a man-made food supply."


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The hype over 3-D printing, say technology experts, ignores the potential problems it will create. One significant problem is the legality and ethical ramifications of widespread public use. Right now, additive manufacturing (the technical term for 3-D printing) is in its "Wild West" phase, meaning, the laws have not yet caught up with the technology.

 

An example of this is 3-D printed guns. Last year, blueprints for a 3-D-printable gun, The Liberator, were posted online and downloaded some 100,000 times before the State Department ordered them taken down.


So...it's going to be a while before you can use a 3D printer to print you some new followers on social media networks...but watch this space!

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Where education technology will — and won’t — take us by 2024

Where education technology will — and won’t — take us by 2024 | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it

Professor Larry Cuban:

 

With all of the above occurring, one would think that by 2024, age-graded schools and the familiar teaching and learning that occurs today in K-12 and universities  would have exited the rear door.

I do not think so. Getting access to powerful electronic devices for all students and teachers is surely a victory for those who believe in better technologies solving teaching and learning problems. But access does not guarantee use, especially the kind of use that vendors and ardent technophiles seek.


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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, December 26, 2013 8:04 AM

Tech in education - enhancement not destruction, just my not-so-humble opinion.

Aunty Alice's curator insight, December 26, 2013 10:34 AM

Better technology to solve learning and teaching problems is a great thought but should not be seen as the bottom line. Identifying the problems accurately so they can be focussed  on with purpose, practicing to put into the long term memory, motivating  and rewarding the student...have to be in the  mix too, not to mention self discipline and good mental and physical health. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 26, 2013 11:58 AM

"None of these incremental changes herald the disappearance of K-12 age-graded public schools or the dominant patterns of teacher-centered instruction. What these gradual changes will translate into is an array of options for teaching and learning available to both teachers and students."

 

This is particularly disconcerting. Without a shift away from the way we have always done things, will education really meet the demands of th 21st Century?

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The Past & Future of Infographics

The Past & Future of Infographics | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it

It could be argued that early caveman actually invented infographics.


It wasn’t until 1626, however, that infographics were published in the book Rosa Ursina Sive Sol by Christoph Scheiner. His illustrations clearly and concisely demonstrated the rotation patterns of the Sun. After that, infographics appeared regularly in a variety of other publications.

 

In the 1970’s, The Sunday Times, an award-winning British newspaper, began using infographics to make the news more interesting. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, other newspapers began following suit.

 

By the turn of the 21st century, new technologies emerged that enabled a host of companies to create infographics quickly and easily. Infographics slowly began making their way onto websites, in magazines, products and games...


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2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond

2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
iTunesU, MIT's Opencourseware, OpenLearn, and MOOCs are early prototypes, but content quality in the future will be greatly improved in terms of pedagogical and media design to accommodate online learners.

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Donna Fry (@fryed)'s curator insight, January 18, 3:42 AM

In 2020, people won’t be talking about online learning as such. It will be so integrated with teaching and learning that it will be like talking today about whether we should use classrooms. 

Gloria Nisato's curator insight, January 20, 12:32 AM

Communities of practice in 2020

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 21, 8:21 AM

Educación 2020.

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Tomorrows World

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 21, 2013 10:53 PM

I love thinking about the future.  We are soaking in the changes everyday.  It's an amazing time to be alive.  Aren't we lucky?

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Reinventing School - A Design Thinking Challenge (free course)

Reinventing School - A Design Thinking Challenge (free course) | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Mission: Encourage life-long learning, promote alternative learning environments and equip you with 21st Century skills. - Free Course

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