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Instructional technology & emerging trends

  1. 1. Instructional Technology & Emerging Trends Webinar Karen Brooks
  2. 2. Technology Trends
  3. 3. Devices are getting Smaller, more Mobile and are giving more people Access
  4. 4. Research • They’re investigating how small sensors carried by members of the public, in items such as next generation smartphones, could communicate with each other to create potentially vast body-to-body networks (BBNs). • The budding field of Body Area Networks gives new meaning to the term “personal” in PCs. In a nutshell, the technology leverages wireless communications protocols that allow for low-powered sensors to communicate with one another and transmit data to a local base station and to remote places like hospitals. • For instance, small flat sensors placed on the skin, or even under it, could be used to create a “medical” body area network that provides doctors with real-time data about their patients’ bio-signs. Another key application is short-range person-to-person communications that could help protect front line soldiers in combat. • This technology is still in its infancy stage.
  5. 5. Self-Driving Vehicles • Google announced The week of October 11th , 2010 that it has developed a car that can drive itself. A small fleet of the vehicles has logged more than 1,000 miles of entirely automated driving and 140,000 miles of driving with only occasional human intervention. • It's a development of historic significance: few events have changed the experience of life on earth as much as last century's proliferation of hundreds of millions of automobiles. The automobile was a revolution in personal autonomy, but it came with great costs. Now we've entered an era when that personal autonomy will become automated and some of the automobile's costs could be mitigated as a result. It helpful to understand the emergence of the fabled self-driving car as a convergence of three trends: the Internet of Things, Big Data and Real-Time Technology.
  6. 6. Digital Tattoo Interface • "A coin sized blood fuel cell in the implant converts the blood's glucose and oxygen from the artery to the electricity required to power the device... It is always present, always on, but out of sight and non-obtrusive.“ It lives inside your arm. (Talk about being always connected...) • It can also double as a monitor for health conditions serving as a "check-engine light" for humans.
  7. 7. 2011 Technology Trends • Technology trends for 2011 include: – cloud computing, – mobile applications, – media tablets, and – social communications and collaboration – open content – electronic books – New- Social side to Business Apps. • In terms of mobile applications and media tablets, Gartner estimates that by the end of 2010, 1.2 billion people will carry handsets capable of rich, mobile commerce providing an ideal environment for the convergence of mobility and the Web. • “Mobile devices are becoming computers in their own right, with an astounding amount of processing ability and bandwidth,” says Gartner. “There are already hundreds of thousands of applications for platforms like the Apple iPhone, in spite of the limited market (only for the one platform) and need for unique coding.” • Social communications and collaboration also has a role to play, according to Gartner analysts. • The umbrella of social communications consists of social networking, social networking analysis technologies – which employ algorithms to understand and utilize human relationships for the discovery of people and expertise, social collaboration such as wikis, blogs, instant messaging, collaborative office, and crowd sourcing, social publishing and social feedback. • Gartner predicts that by 2016, social technologies will be integrated with most business applications. Companies should bring together their social customer relationship management, internal communications and collaboration, and public social site initiatives into a coordinated strategy. • the open content movement is a response to the rising costs of education, the desire for access to learning in areas where such access is difficult, and an expression of student choice about when and how to learn." This trend certainly raises interesting issues about authorship and the role of the academy in the larger society. • “ . . . electronic reading devices combine the activities of acquiring, storing, reading, and annotating digital books, making it very easy to collect and carry hundreds of volumes in a space smaller than a single paperback book. Amazon sells more electronic books than hardback printed books.” •
  8. 8. Holly eBooks Batman!!! That’s a lot!!! Despite the growth of ebook sales – Hardbook sales are up 22% as well.
  9. 9. iPad Projection for 2011
  10. 10. Top 5 Tablets for 2010-2011 • Number 1: Notion Ink Adam - • Number 2: PalmPad/Hurricane - • Number 3: iPad 2 - • Number 4: Samsung Tab - • Number 5: BlackPad -
  11. 11. Technology for the Classroom
  12. 12. Tools for Productivity
  13. 13. 2011 Must Know Technologies • Presentation Tool – – Tutorial - • Social Bookmarking – – – – Tutorial - delicious-vs-diigo • Collaboration Tools – – Tutorial – – introduction-to-zoho • Video on Demand – – Tutorial – – arn360 • UDL Tools – • Social Media - Twiducate – • Copyright, Creative Commons and Fair Use – Tutorial – – /copyright-creative-commons-and- the-classroom
  14. 14. More Web2.0 Google Public Data Explorer
  15. 15. Resources for Technology
  16. 16. Big Book of Technology
  17. 17. November 15th Newsletter
  18. 18. Final Version of US Tech Plan Released November 2010