1. The role of change2. What are Emerging Technologies?3. How do we learn?4. What skills and abilities will we needas we educate into the future?Four Parts of Module 1
The Role of
Do we drive technology?Or is technologydriving us...We need to think not just about what technologyis and how we learn in its context; but wheretechnologies are emerging from; and how theyare changing how we learn...
What are emergingtechnologies?
Veletsianos gives 5 criteria for technologiesto be considered emerging:1. They may or may not be new2. They are "evolving organisms that existin a state of coming into being"(Veletsianos p.13)3. They "go through hype cycles" (Veletsianos p.14)4. They are not yet fully understood or fullyresearched5. They are "potentially disruptive but theirpotential is mostly unfulfilled" (Veletsianos p.16)Veletsianos, G. (2010). A Deﬁnition of Emerging Technologies for Education. In Emerging Technologies in Distance Education(pp. 3–22). Retrieved from http://www.icde.org/filestore/News/2004-2010/2010/G.Veletsianose-bookEmergingTechnologies.pdfDefining "Emerging Technologies"
• Video and podcasting• Digital presentation tools• Brainstorming and organizing tools• Blogs and blogging• Social networking• Lecture capture tools• Student response systems, surveys,polls• Educational gaming• Open Educational ResourcesCategories of EmergingOnline Technologies
Perhaps it is less relevant to considerwhat specific technological skills wewill need and instead to do the samethings that successful humans havealways done...to employ good criticalthinking skills, standards of ethics, andpliant adaptability in the face ofchange.What really matters?