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Forget devices, the future of education technology is all about the cloud and anywhere access. In the future, teaching and learning is going to be social, says Matt Britland
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The future is not about a single device or set of devices. According to this author,
"The future is about access, anywhere learning and collaboration, both locally and globally. Teaching and learning is going to be social. Schoolsof the future could have a traditional cohort of students, as well as online only students who live across the country or even the world. Things are already starting to move this way with the emergence of massive open online courses (MOOCs)."
Some valid points made.
Education is no longer about pencils and schoolbooks but iPads and internet connections, a new infographic charting the evolution of the use of technology in education shows.
As was rightly commented in the post, while the educational technology has changed and evolved, the practice thereof has not, at least progressed likewise, That should now be the focus - the learning design and gteaching practice, rather than solely the technology.
Short Article about technology trends...
How true I have a three year old son who is almost as good on the computer as I am. He can pick the sites he wants from a picture and use the mouse and the pad on my lap top. It is amazing. I'm glad as things change so should the way we educate.
A Minnesota district's ed-tech professional-development strategy emphasizes how-to videos and support from technology-integration specialists.
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Let's lay out some of the more confusing technology terms that educators will encounter on a regular basis and see just what is behind each one.
Adam Heckler writes:
" The worst part about it is that the technology world moves so fast and changes so rapidly that the jargon and slang is extremely hard to keep up with, even for people who try to pay close attention.
So today I thought I’d bring you a mini-encyclopedia or mini-dictionary of sorts, where I’ll lay out some of the more confusing technology terms that educators will encounter on a regular basis. I’ll do my best to explain them as well, so you can at least sound knowledgeable if you are, say, stuck in a conversation with someone who knows a lot about technology. Here we go!..."