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28 Major Trends for 2012 and Beyond – Part 1

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Here comes the Future! I say, "Bring it on!" :-) Coolwired

Futurist Thomas Frey gives us some fascinating predictions for the very exciting year ahead. It's a great post with essential information to shift your thinking and get ready for 2012.

 

My intro:

 

There were so many things that I could comment on but my primary focus in 2012 is the future of content curation, the evolution and its impact on how we utilize and digest data in our business and personal lives. How will curation be perceived in 2012 and what will the monetary value be for content curation? 

 

Having said that, this is what particularly caught my attention:

 

Information Doesn’t Want to be Free– In 1984 at a Hackers Conference, Silicon Valley futurist Stuart Brand was the first to use the phrase: “Information wants to be free” in response to a point made by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak but continued

 

“On the other hand, information wants to be expensive, because it’s so valuable.

 

**"The right information in the right place just changes your life."

 

**This set the stage for an entirely new era of free-thinking “free” advocates"

 

****My commentary: One of the reasons trusted content curators will become a very valuable asset to the information economy:

 

****"There is always a cost to “free.”

 

****While it may not extract a payment from your bank account, there is always a “time” cost involved.

 

****Without some amount of friction, the volume of information you have to sift through skyrockets and even with good search technology, your time-costs climb dramatically.

 

****The days of “free” thinking are numbered. Look for this mindset to shift over the coming years. More details here. This article is from 9/2/2011 - Two things that caught my attention....

 

**While it is true that the Internet is eliminating many of the gatekeepers, people trying to break into a field without going through gatekeepers find it far harder to gain credibility and foster a “trust” relationship with their audiences.

 

****In the end it still boils down to trust. Can I trust the person I am reading or listening to? Are they an accurate source of information? Will it be worth the time and brainpower I’m investing?

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"

 

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EDUCATION: Today’s mobile devices are tomorrow’s textbooks | Breaking News | PE.com - The Press-Enterprise

EDUCATION: Today’s mobile devices are tomorrow’s textbooks | Breaking News | PE.com - The Press-Enterprise | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
Educators and experts say smart phones and tablets are the future of public education (RT @SchoolNetSA: Cellphones once seen as a distraction but now a teaching tool - http://t.co/W01Ilc1a...

This article opposes the last article I posted to this blog! See for yourself!

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The Future of Mobile Learning

The Future of Mobile Learning | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

"The mobile learning device of the future won’t be a separate piece of equipment. Rather, mobile learning in the future will be an active part of the student’s world. Smartphones, televisions, tablets, in-car telematics and even household appliances will always be connected to the student’s academic life."


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How are librarians involved in guided inquiry?

How are librarians involved in guided inquiry? | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Carol Collier Kuhlthau (2010) Guided Inquiry: School Libraries in the 21st Century, School Libraries Worldwide, January 2010, Volume 16, Number 1, 17-28

The 21st century calls for new skills,...Are your students ready?"

 

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Teaching Without Technology? | MindShift

Teaching Without Technology? | MindShift | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
Yet, in times like ours, when the gulf between the past and future stretches light years, cognitive dissonance ensues when students, teachers and parents try to figure out what technology should be used to bridge this timeline.

Be sure to read this thought-provoking article from MindShift!  

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