Forecasting K-12 Edtech Adoption Trends

Written by Tony Wan (@tonywan ) via Edsurge

– Fast (1-2 years)

Rethinking the role of teachers; (and let’s not forget how we train and support them for these new roles!)

Shift to deep learning approaches; (buzzword warning: “Challenge-Based Learning”)

Mid-range (3-5 years)

Increasing focus on OER content; (seems like this is always on the horizon…

Increasing use of hybrid learning designs; (what’s the difference between “blended” and “hybrid,” you ask?)

Long-range (5+ years)

Rapid acceleration of Intuitive Technology; (beginning with Oculus Rift…at your local Chuck E. Cheese?

Rethinking “How Schools Work” (newsflash: Already. Happening.)

The report also lists obstacles to adopting these wonderful technologies and practices:

Solvable Challenges

Creating “Authentic Learning Opportunities”

Integrating personalized learning;

Difficult Challenges (for which solutions are “elusive”)

Complex thinking and communication;

Increased privacy concerns;

Wicked Challenges (“Those that are complex to even define, much less address”)

Competition from new models of education;

Keeping formal education relevant.

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  1. Christian DiMare says

    Thank you for the insight Tony. I recommend viewing the full article and on the bottom are pdf links to trends from 2013 and 2012.

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