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Thirteen examples of how teachers have made feedback (as opposed to advice and evaluation) more central to their work with students:
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6th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online LearningA conference devoted to the emerging and innovative uses of technology designed to improve teaching and learning online Las Vegas, Nevada April 9-11, 2013
I enjoyed attending this symposium. The size was just right, about 800 with a wide variety of presentations and ideas. This site provides you with a strong archive of those presentations.
I always ask myself what is one strong 'take away' from all this exposure to emerging tech. Honestly, very little of what I learned was new, but I was struck by the prediction that Gesture Based computing would be a major part of the near future.
One more interesting technology to track!
Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud.
A school in a cloud that could reach all hungry minds. It's happening right now!
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Higher Education will be MUCH different in 2020, than it is today!
The future is now. Back in 1999 I became focused on a future where I could teach online from anywhere in the world. That future came true long ago. Now I want my Holodeck! (Soon, soon!)
How does this vision of the future support the integration of UDL?
Some final 2012 thoughts about what's going on on Higher Education
Mary Meeker from leading venture capital investors Kleiner Perkins presented on internet trends at Stanford last week. It’s worth reviewing.The money quote: “The magnitude of upcoming change will be stunning—we are still in spring training.” Meeker lists 15 trends in support of this claim:
The money quote: “The magnitude of upcoming change will be stunning—we are still in spring training.” Meeker lists 15 trends in support of this claim:
The NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program.
Peter H. Diamandis, MD -- Chairman/CEO, X PRIZE Foundation; Executive Chairman of Singularity UniversityRay Kurzweil – CEO, KurzweilAI, Chancellor, Singularity University
We'll be teaching rock-solid content directly from our books: How To Create A Mind; The Singularity Is Near; Fantastic Voyage; Abundance; and, BOLD (Peter's next book). The program will cover the following content with a focus on benefiting your business:
Abundance ThinkingCrowd Sourcing GeniusExponential Organization ToolsExponential Thinking and it's ImpactHow to Create a Mind - Implications on Artificial IntelligenceHow to Live Long Enough to Live ForeverWhen: Jan. 3 & 4
This slide show accompanied a keynote presentation given for the ICL conference in Villach, Austria on 28 September, 2012.
What can be expected from the semantic web. Slide 30 is a useful one. Check out #47 as a good conversation starter!
The Future Forecast, The World of Learning and Futures Thinking describe the way KnowledgeWorks approaches educational reform."Futures Thinking---
"Forecast 3.0, Recombinant Education: Regenerating the Learning Ecosystem, highlights five disruptions that will reshape learning over the next decade. New education innovations, organizations, resources, and relationships will proliferate, giving us all the opportunity to put the pieces – some long-established and some new – together in new sequences to create a diverse and evolving learning ecosystem. Education recombination promises to bolster the learning ecosystem’s resilience by helping it withstand threats and make use of possibilities.
The choice is ours to make, and the future ours to shape. What will be the future of learning in your organization, community, or region?"
Ray Kurzweil’s next book — How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed* — will be published Nov. 13, Viking announced today. It can now be pre-ordered.
In the book, Kurzweil explores the most important science project since the human genome: reverse-engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works, then applying that knowledge to create vastly intelligent machines.
Aubrey De Grey discuses whether the Technological Singularity is fact or fiction?
The New Media Consortium (NMC) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) jointly released the NMC Horizon Report: 2012 Higher Education Edition. This ninth edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education. Six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, as well as key trends and challenges expected to continue over the same period, giving campus leaders and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning.
A team of researchers from four U.S. universities is poised to lay out the key components for a networking architecture to serve as the backbone of a new Internet that gives users more choices about which services they use.The National Science Foundation (NSF) asked the researchers to design a blueprint for a future version of the Internet.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) asked the researchers to design a blueprint for a future version of the Internet.
The Sloan Consortium, MERLOT, and our Emerging Technologies steering committee welcome you to The 6th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (ET4Online), hosted for the second consecutive year in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference dates for the symposium are changing, in part, to allow K-12 participants and vendors a better opportunity to join the conference live. No longer a summer conference, ET4Online is moving to spring 2013 and will stay a spring conference for the foreseeable future.
I look forward to attending this conference. I'm hungry for new ideas that I can apply to our E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program at UW-Stout.
Ed-Tech is never boring. Staying with the waves of change requires balance, attention, and a future vision.
As we begin a new year, BBC Future has compiled 40 intriguing predictions made by scientists, politicians, journalists, bloggers and other assorted pundits in recent years about the shape of the world from 2013 to 2150.
They range from the serious to the fanciful, from the exciting to the petrifying.
And to get a gauge on how likely they are to happen, we asked the special bets department at British betting firm Ladbrokes to give us their odds on each prediction coming true.
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Be prepared for the future...
How many of these will come true,,,ha...ha I remember some of the great predictions in the past that never made it, whilst the unpredicted did. Anyone remember the "atomic" egg that would fit in a box to power all your household power needs? Anyone remember all the free time we were going to have to manage because robots and AI would be doing all the work?
I love to read predictions for the future. These 110 are all possible. I'm struck by how optimistic the future appears to be. An age of abundance is just around the corner!
The Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 2012-2017 reflects a collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC), the Centro Superior para la Enseñanza Virtual (CSEV), Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica y de Control at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Education Society (IEEE) to inform educational leaders about significant developments in technologies supporting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. The addition of the “+” in the acronym, as used here, incorporates communication and digital media technologies in the traditional four areas of study.
Published on Nov 23, 2012 by NewsOnABCFuturist Thomas Frey shares some of his predictions for what may lie ahead for humankind.Category:News & PoliticsLicense:Standard YouTube License
For your perusal, a completely subjective list of five things happening right now in education that are getting lots of notice, energy and resources but don’t deserve it, and why I think we need to reconsider our collective love affair with them:
In Bill Gates’ vision of the classrooms of the future, students are grouped according to skill set. One cluster huddles around a computer terminal, playing an educational game or working on a simulator.
In this correspondence (posted with permission), Ray Kurzweil and MIT president L. Rafael Reif discuss the future of online education and its impacts on residential education. Also see the three related posts today (below). — Ed.
By George Dvorsky | Sep 20, 2012
Where the future went? It's already here.
We live in an era of accelerating change. Technology is changing and innovating faster than most of us can keep up. And at the same time, it's easy to get so caught up in shiny visions of the future, and not notice the astounding things that are happening in science and technology today. So the next time people ask you where the future went, tell them it's already here.
Educators and students can expect to see some amazing changes to the educational experience when Google Glasses show up in the classroom.
Some futurists predict that we'll be able to halt the aging process by the end of this century — if not sooner.
One of the most common objections to radical life extension, however, is the idea that it would be profoundly boring to live forever, and that by consequence, we should not even attempt it.