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Technology to Watch for in the Classroom


Fri Mar 09 2012


According to the latest NMC Horizon Report released by the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative, six technologies could change the face of classroom learning — including game-based learning, gesture-based computing and network implementation. Mobile gadgets and improvements in tablet and smartphone technology will drive these trends in school and corporate classrooms, says the report.  http://www.zdnet.com/blog/igeneration/what-technologies-will-shape-the-future-of-higher-ed/15272

While not exactly news, these trends will continue to drive change in the classroom.


• Data saturation stands as a challenge to education professionals

• Education paradigms are shifting to accommodate online learning, ‘hybrid’ learning, and collaborative models

• People now expect flexibility in how they work, learn, and study

• Technologies will be increasingly cloud-based

• Challenges to learners and ‘active’ learning models will increase


• Work is increasingly collaborative, driving changes in how learners’ projects are structured.

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