Emerging Technologies & Trends

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Emerging Technologies & Trends

  1. 1. Emerging Technologies and <br />Trends<br />What’s on the horizon?<br />
  2. 2. Technologies to Watch<br />Emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research, or creative expression within education around the globe. <br />Horizon Report: 2009 K-12 Edition<br />The New Media Consortium<br />The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)<br />Projects timeline for entry of technology into the mainstream<br />One year<br />Two – Three Years<br />Four – Five Years<br />
  3. 3. Collaborative EnvironmentsOne Year or Less<br />Virtual Workplaces – integrated media - 2D and 3D<br />LMS – Moodle, Blackboard, Sakai<br />Social Networking Platforms – Ning, PageFlakes<br />3D Virtual Worlds – Active Worlds, Second Life, HiFives<br />
  4. 4. Online Communication Tools One Year or Less<br />Desktop Videoconferencing – Skype, Oovoo<br />Instant Messaging Services - Meebo<br />Microblogging Platforms – Twitter, Plurk, Edmodo<br />
  5. 5. MobilesTwo – Three Years<br />Mobile Devices – phones, multi-touch displays, Internet access<br />Applications – games, reference materials, music, Google Earth<br />Built-in Features – microphone, camera, GPS<br />
  6. 6. Cloud ComputingTwo – Three Years <br />Networked computers<br />Distributed Processing Power<br />Hosting and Sharing - Flickr, Google, YouTube<br />Applications - Splashup, JayCut<br />Creating & Presenting - Prezi, Vuvox, SlideShare, SlideRocket<br />
  7. 7. Smart ObjectsFour – Five Years<br />Link the virtual world and the real world<br />Everyday life – point-of-sale purchases, passport tracking, inventory management, identification<br />Objects relate to their environment and to each other – Violet’s Mir:ror, Siftables<br />
  8. 8. The Personal WebFour – Five Years<br />Developing and Organizing Online Content<br />Tools for tagging, aggregating, updating, and tracking<br />Customizable widgets and resources<br />Policy decisions, inadequate infrastructure, and limited student access<br />
  9. 9. Key TrendsThe Next Five Years<br />Technology affects how we work, collaborate, communicate and succeed.<br />Technology provides with the means for empowering students.<br />The web is an increasingly personal experience.<br />Learning environments are changing. <br />The value of innovation and creativity is increasing. <br />

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