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  • 1. Future Technology Trends in Education Emily M. Atkinson Memorial University ED 6620
  • 2. Net Generation
    • Grew up with technology 1
    • Expect technology integration in school 2
    • Internet ubiquitous in U.S. schools by 2004 3
    4
  • 3. Outline
    • Future Technology Trends
      • Opencourseware
      • E-books and e-book readers
      • Gesture-based technology input
  • 4. Opencourseware
    • Free online courses 5
    • MIT’s Opencourseware Initiative 6
    7 MIT’s Opencourseware Visitors
  • 5. Opencourseware
    • Opencourseware Consortium 5
    • Courses offered in 15 different languages 8
    10 9 Japanese OCW Course Spanish OCW Course
  • 6. Opencourseware for Future Learning
    • Commonplace by 2011 11
    • Self learning 12
    • Open source education 12
    • Equal access to learning 13
    MIT Opencourseware Audience 14
  • 7. Challenges for Opencourseware
    • No assessment or feedback 15
    • Lack of quality control 16
    17
  • 8. E-Book
    • Commonplace by 2013 11
    • Definition:
    • “ basic characteristics of traditional books in an electronic format” 18
  • 9. E-Book Readers
    • Definition:
      • “ mobile, physical device to display electronic (i.e digital) documents” 19
    • Already replacing textbooks 20
    Students can store all their textbooks on a single e-book reader 22 21
  • 10. E-Books for Future Learning
    • Up-to-date information 22
      • Journalism
      • Computer science
    Amazon’s Kindle 23
  • 11. Challenges for E-Books
    • Cultural Resistance 24
    • Net Generation
      • 3.5 hours of technology per day 1
      • Prefers print to e-books 25
  • 12. Gesture-Based Input
    • Students are already using gesture recognition technology 26
    27 Apple’s iPhone
  • 13. Gesture-Based Input
    • Commonplace by 2015 11
    28 Tablet PC
  • 14. Gesture-Based Input for Future Learning
    • Offer authentic learning experiences 11&30
      • Engaging 29
      • Hands-on 11
      • Natural 11
    31 32 Nintendo’s Wii
  • 15. Gesture-Based Input for Future Learning
    • Collaboration 33
    34 Microsoft’s Surface
  • 16. Challenges for Gesture-Based Input
    • New meaning for computer literacy 35
    • Easy for Net Generation 1
    • What about other generations?
  • 17. Conclusion
    • Future is Uncertain 36
    • May Involve
      • Open learning 36
      • Self-directed learning 36
      • Authentic learning 36
    • Depends on Net Generation 2
  • 18. Footnotes
    • (1) Oblinger, D.G. & Oblinger, J.L. (2005). Is it age or IT: First steps towards understanding the net generation. In D.G. Oblinger & J.L. Oblinger (Eds.), Educating the Net Generation. Colorado: Educause
    • (2) Dobbins, K. (2005). Getting ready for the net generation learner. Educause Review. 40 (5). Retrieved from http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume40/GettingReadyfortheNetGeneratio/158008
    • (3) Snyder, T., Dillow, S., Hoffman, C., & National Center for Education Statistics. (2009). Digest of Education Statistics, 2008. NCES 2009-020 . National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved from http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2009020
    • (4) http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/net-generation-40.jpg
    • (5) About us. (n.d.). In Opencourseware Consortium . Retrieved from http://www.ocwconsortium.org/about-us/about-us.html
    • (6) Our history. (n.d.). In MIT Opencourseware . Retrieved from http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/about/history/index.htm 
    • (7) http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/about/stats/index.htm
    • (8) http://www.ocwconsortium.org/use/use-dynamic.html
    • (9) http://sjocw.kyoto-seika.ac.jp /
    • (10) http:// www.lapetus.uchile.cl/lapetus/universia/index.htm
  • 19. Footnotes
    • (11) Johnson, L.F., Levine, A., Smith, R.S., & Stone, S. (2010). 2010 Horizon Report. Austin, TX: The New Media Consortium.
    • (12) Davidson, C.N., & Goldberg, D.T. (2009). The future of learning institutions in a digital age . Cambridge: The MIT Press.
    • (13) Huijser, H., Bedford, T., & Bull, D. (2008). Opencourseware, global access and the right to education: Real access or marketing ploy? International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 9 (1). Retrieved from http://www.distanceandaccesstolearning.info/contents/IRRODL-Huijser.pdf
    • (14) http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http:// ocw.mit.edu/NR/rdonlyres/web/about /
    • 5851BE99-E7C3-450A-AB87-953F4B1B3480/0/statsuse.jpg&imgrefurl=http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/about/stats/&usg=__9OfyU6XxFi9fVchkxfO4NJ6NCHA=&h=261&w=414&sz=22&hl=en&start=2&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=gV_g9iuaOtFx4M:&tbnh=79&tbnw=125&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmit%2Bopencourseware%2Busers%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26tbs%3Disch:1
    • (15) Arendt, A., & Shelton, B. (2009). Incentives and disincentives for the use of opencourseware. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning , 10 (5), 1-25. Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/46/67/8f.pdf
  • 20. Footnotes
    • (16) Vest, C.M. (2006). Open content and the emerging global meta-university. Educause Review. 41 (3). 18-30. Retrieved from http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume41/OpenContentandtheEmergingGloba/158053
    • (17) http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/e-jist/docs/vol10_no1/papers/full_papers/584cc28a.jpg
    • (18) Connaway, S.L. (2003). Electronic books (eBooks): Current trends and future directions. DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology, 23 (1), 13-18. Retrieved from http://www.drdo.com/pub/dbit/jan03/LYNN.pdf
    • (19) Lemken, B. (1999). Ebook - the missing link between paper and screen. In Designing Electronic Books Workshop, CHI99 Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
    • (20) Copeland, L. (2009). Swapping textbooks for e-books. EdTech Focus on Higher Learning. Retrieved from http://www.edtechmag.com/higher/march-april-2009
    • (21) http://mobipocket.irexnet.com/reading.jpg
    • (22) Looney, M.A., & Sheehan, M.C. (2001). Digitizing education: A primer on eBooks. Educause Review. 36 (4). http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERM0142.pdf
    • (23) http://www.mclibrary.duke.edu/training/mobiledevices/kindle/kindle.jpg
    • (24) Nelson, M.R. (2008). E-books in higher education: nearing the end of the era of hype? Educause Review, 43 (2). Retrieved from http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume43/EBooksinHigherEducationNearing/162677
  • 21. Footnotes
    • (25) Nicholas, A.J., & Lewis, J.K. (2009). The net generation and e-textbooks. Network Ethics: The New Challenge in Business, ICT and Education. Lisbon, Portugal.
    • (26) Dyrli, K. (2008). Getting in touch. District Administration , 44 (12), 35-36,. Retrieved from ERIC database.
    • (27) http://www.apple.com/iphone/why-iphone /
    • (28) http://people.virginia.edu/~jmc4as/mlearn/images/tabletpc.jpg
    • (29) Dede, C. (2005). Planning for neomillennial learning styles: Implications for investment in technology and faculty,” In D.G. Oblinger, & J.L. Oblinger (Eds.), Educating the Net Colorado: EDUCAUSE
    • (30) Lombardi, M.M. (2007). Approaches that work: How authentic learning is transforming higher education. Educause Learning Initiative. Retrieved from http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI3013.pdf
    • (31) http://www.nintendo.com/wii/what
    • (32) http://historytech.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/wii-play.jpg
    • (33) Saffer, D. (2008). Designing Gestural Interfaces: Touchscreens and Interactive Devices.   Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media Inc.
    • (34) http://www.microsoft.com/surface/Pages/Customers/Opportunities.aspx
  • 22. Footnotes
    • (35) Educause Learning Initiative. (2008). 7 things you should know about multi-touch interfaces. Educause Learning Initiative . Retrieved from http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7037.pdf
    • (36) McAndrew, P., Scanion, E., & Clow, D. (2010). An open future for higher education. Educause Quarterly, 33 (1). Retrived from http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/AnOpenFutureforHigherEducation/199388