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.