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Lots of libraries are focusing on education but education is changing very fast. How is education changing-how are libraries reacting?
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Future classroom will be online, virtual – and taught by robots | Jisc

Future classroom will be online, virtual – and taught by robots | Jisc | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

Our new survey has revealed some surprising predictions for the classroom of the future for schools, universities and colleges alike.

The survey found that in five years’ time 20% of respondents believe that learning will be done through virtual reality, while a quarter think teaching will be delivered remotely by tutors who might be thousands of miles away.

Perhaps more surprisingly is the potential emergence of robots in the role of teacher or lecturer. When asked about whether they expect to see robots delivering lessons, 7% are confident that this will happen in the next five years, rising to 11% for ten years’ time. Almost a fifth (18%) think it will be reality in 20 years.

Other findings show the expectation of how tests will be delivered. 33% think that in five years, test will be taken in an app or virtual environment, with results immediately submitted, logged and ranked. 30% believe that technological advancements will mean that within five years new examination methods will be the norm, with students being allowed to take smart phones/devices into exams, to test their research skills.

With technology playing an increasing role in everyday lives, it follows that many respondents recognise the vital role of digital skills. 20% agree that knowing how to use technology will become just as important as traditional subjects like languages when it comes to getting a job in the next year. A further 34% believe this will happen within five years.

The survey canvassed the opinions of 1,000 people in the UK (aged 18 to over 65, and both in and out of education).

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The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom | Edudemic

The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom | Edudemic | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Educational technology has its pluses and minuses. It’s up to teachers, administrators, and district personnel to decide whether the good outweighs the bad.
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The League of Extraordinary Librarians: media specialists are leading the way as tech superheroes

The League of Extraordinary Librarians: media specialists are leading the way as tech superheroes | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

Meet the latest tech superheroes: school librarians. According to School Library Journal’s 2012 School Technology Survey, media specialists are leading the charge to bring new media, mobile devices, social apps, and web-based technologies into our nation’s classrooms.

 

So far, the results have been pretty impressive: 87 percent of school librarians report that they’re in charge of their library’s technology, with 60 percent adding that they’ve also introduced it into the classroom. Furthermore, 44 percent now serve on their school’s tech team, and in these budget-troubled times, when many library positions are on the line, that role may mean increased job security. In fact, 55 percent of the elementary, middle, and high school librarians that responded to our survey say that their tech skills have increased their value in administrators’ eyes.


Via Karen Bonanno, Lourense Das, Marylène Goulet, Karen du Toit
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Karen du Toit's curator insight, April 24, 2013 5:09 AM

Librarians are tech superheroes as well!

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Addressing Digital Inequality in Education

Addressing Digital Inequality in Education | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
The thoughtful placement of technology in our education environments can greatly enhance the way students learn and educators teach. As we all know, it’s possible for students to partake in mobile and distance learning, to access a plethora of remote resources from anywhere on any device, and to extend learning beyond the classroom.

However, with any movement or shift towards digitization comes the creation of a digital divide. Not providing comparable access to all members of the community has severe consequences. Equitable access to resources, content, and experts is essential, especially when talking about the education of the future members of our society.
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20 Innovative Education Technology Pinterest Boards

20 Innovative Education Technology Pinterest Boards | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
There are thousands of useful education technology Pinterest boards out there and we've only just scratched the surface. Hope you find some of these boards useful!

Via TechinBiz, Pekka Puhakka
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Linda Ashida's curator insight, January 8, 2014 9:37 PM

A great resource!

Donald Laing's curator insight, January 10, 2014 11:43 AM

good idea