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Gartner's 2012 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Identifies "Tipping Point" Technologies That Will Unlock Long-Awaited Technology Scenarios

Gartner's 2012 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Identifies "Tipping Point" Technologies That Will Unlock Long-Awaited Technology Scenarios | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
"Big data, 3D printing, activity streams, Internet TV, Near Field Communication (NFC) payment, cloud computing and media tablets are some of the fastest-moving technologies identified in Gartner Inc.'s 2012 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies.

 

Gartner analysts said that these technologies have moved noticeably along the Hype Cycle since 2011, while consumerization is now expected to reach the Plateau of Productivity in two to five years, down from five to 10 years in 2011. Bring your own device (BYOD), 3D printing and social analytics are some of the technologies identified at the Peak of Inflated Expectations in this year's Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle" - from source

 

NOTE: The Gartner Hype Cycle 2012 is recommended reading from the New Media Consortium.

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Mobile Matters for Blended Learning -- THE Journal

Mobile Matters for Blended Learning -- THE Journal | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
In the third installment of their monthly column, blended learning experts Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker address BYOD and other mobile device strategies for blended learning.

 

"...Are bring your own device (BYOD) policies a high-tech classroom distraction, or are they key to broadening access and creating personalized blended-learning experiences for students?

 

Early reports indicate some of both. The implications of schools allowing smartphones and iPads on campus differ significantly depending on whether schools use the devices to create technology-rich traditional classrooms or to extend access to transformative blended-learning models to far more students.... " - from the Source

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