"The real power of interactive technologies is that they let us learn in ways that aren't otherwise possible or practical. - David Lassner"
In the next few weeks I will try and write a few posts focusing on the technology trends to watch out for in education, especially in primary & secondary schools, for the next 5 years. Each week I will try and address an individual edtech trend with examples of how schools have used and may use them in the future. These are my personal opinions of what will be relevant and will be the game changers in education in the next few years. So in no particular order, I believe these 10 technologies listed below will start to play a crucial role in education, although they have existed for some time now:
Trend #1: iBeacons
Trend #2: BYOD/Tablets/Mobiles/Wearable Technology
Trend #3: Augmented Reality / Immersive Learning
Trend #4: MOOCs & Open Courseware
Trend #5: Cloud Computing
Trend #6: e-Books
Trend #7: Learning Analytics & Adaptive Learning
Trend #8: Online Assessments
Trend #9: Gamification of Learning
Trend #10: 3-D Printing & Maker Space
Watch out for my next post on Trend #1: iBeacons!