Thursday, February 15, 2007

Technology trends that could impact EDUCATION in the next 5 years....

The report released by the New Media Consortium and the nonprofit group EDUCAUSE looks at 6 emerging edtech trends that could have a huge impact on education in the next 5 years.

The six trends identified in this year's report are:

  • User-created content;
  • Social networking;
  • Mobile phones;
  • Virtual worlds;
  • New scholarship and emerging forms of publication; and
  • Massively multiplayer educational gaming

"A central focus of the discussion of each technology is its relevance for teaching, learning, and creative expression. Live weblinks to example applications are provided in each section, as well as to additional readings."

Be an innovator....challenge can you incorporate these technologies into your classroom/school?

2007 Horizon Report
New Media Consortium

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