Emerging Technologies Research Agenda

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My presentation for ALT-C 2009 on a research agenda for emerging technologies for education.

My presentation for ALT-C 2009 on a research agenda for emerging technologies for education.

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  • 1. A research Agenda for Emerging Technologies in Education George Veletsianos, PhD Lecturer of Digital technologies + Education University of Manchester
  • 2. Agenda: A list of items & issues to attend to
  • 3. What are emerging technologies?
  • 4. Emerging technologies are tools, concepts, innovations, and advancements. From Veletsianos (2010). A Definition of Emerging Technologies for Education. To appear in Emerging Technologies in Distance Education published by AU Press See: http:// docs.google.com/Doc?id =dfwk8tzf_316fsmbzjc9
    • May or may not be new technologies,
    • Evolving organisms that exist in a state of “coming into being”
    • Experience hype cycles
    • Satisfy the “not yet” criteria of
    • not yet being fully understood, and
            • not yet being fully research or research in a mature way
    • 5. Potentially disruptive, but their potential is mostly unfulfilled.
  • 5. What is possible? What can be achieved?
  • 6.  E x p e r i m e n t
  • 7. Context (or, Emergence is not Emergence)
  • 8. Emergent theory implications for education
  • 9. Experiment Context Emergence George Veletsianos http://www.veletsianos.com veletsianos @ gmail.com
  • 10. Images used are cc-licensed http://www.flickr.com/photos/mysnapps/2800699643/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/cesarastudillo/2800105656/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/drachmann/327122302/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/blogumentary/3359461924/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/truebluetitan/2066055069/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/vissago/2871343516/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmahaffie/13323980/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2614613280 http://www.flickr.com/photos/poolie/2271154446/