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Future trends for education and technology: 2018

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A presentation of FTTE trends as of early 2018.

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  • In terms of technologies, Virtual reality and augmented reality, learning analytics platforms, gamification, personalized learning, AI in education, digital assessments are some of the rising trends in edtech. EdTech companies like https://www.magicedtech.com/, Pearson are some of the popular edtech websites working on the latest technologies for the betterment of edtech.
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Future trends for education and technology: 2018

  1. 1. Crunch Time Selected future of education trends
  2. 2. Greetings from springtime Vermont
  3. 3. http://futureofeducation.us/ The Future of Education Observatory
  4. 4. The Future Trends Forum
  5. 5.  Monthly environmental scan report  Trends identified, tested, projected Trendlines
  6. 6. Globalization of higher education  International higher ed systems building up  Growing international market  US opening branches abroad
  7. 7. Globalization of higher education https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/new-night-lights-maps-open-up-possible-real-time-applicatio  Now global student #s in US drop
  8. 8. Demographics Youth population shrinkage Expanding senior population…
  9. 9. 10
  10. 10. 11
  11. 11. “U.S. and World Population Clock” https://www.census.go v/popclock/
  12. 12. Population changes 12
  13. 13. Macroeconomic changes
  14. 14. Labor transformations • manufacturing->service • 1 job/career->many gigs • declining participation • income stagnation • automation
  15. 15. Political changes Rural urban split Race Gender Economic anxiety Nationalism/ nativism or globalism
  16. 16. Education trends Reform movements Alternative certification Alternative business models and schools
  17. 17. Student population changes  Near-majority adult  Increasing first- generation students  Veterans  Learning disabilities 12https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/6708914025/
  18. 18. Student population changes 12
  19. 19. Student enrollment changes 12 National Student Clearinghouse Research Center
  20. 20. Adjunctification rising
  21. 21. Defunding public universities
  22. 22. How financialization plays out
  23. 23. https://www.flickr.com/photos/seeyoujimmy/2631905283/
  24. 24. https://www.flickr.com/photos/streetmatt/15083719955/
  25. 25. Established and growing • Mobile • Social media • Cloud computing • Digital video • Gaming
  26. 26. The post- Snowden world https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Snowden
  27. 27. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Kelly_(editor)
  28. 28. Screening Flowing Accessing Sharing Cognifying Filtering Remixing Interacting
  29. 29. Screening Flowing Accessing Sharing Cognifying Filtering Remixing Interacting
  30. 30. Automation on the rise
  31. 31. Automation on the rise http://www.cnet.com/news/and-heres-a-drone-with-a-chainsaw-attached/
  32. 32. Taking automation seriously
  33. 33. Taking automation seriously • Robots in industry • “ “ cars • “ at war • Spambots • High frequency trading • Automated writing…
  34. 34. Design for mobile *first *
  35. 35. New device ecosystem
  36. 36. VR
  37. 37. VR + AR = MR
  38. 38. New device ecosystem Android battles iOS Disintegrated computing: Wearables Very small cameras and computers…
  39. 39. New device ecosystem Leading to…
  40. 40. https://www.reddit.com/r/IllBeYourGuide/
  41. 41. Two huge horizons Moore’s Law End of the Web
  42. 42. https://www.flickr.com/photos/collegeofsanmateolibrary/15373589050/
  43. 43. https://www.flickr.com/photos/btckeychain/19574064780/
  44. 44. Teaching and learning and tech
  45. 45. blended/ flipped / hybrid classroom
  46. 46. Changes in the LMS world? http://i0.wp.com/mfeldstein.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/walledgarden5.jpg
  47. 47. Teaching and learning and tech  distance learning grows  generational gaps
  48. 48. Open…  OER  Open access  Open teaching
  49. 49. The rise of the Maker movement BYOD VR/AR Analytics
  50. 50. Uses of social media Uses of Web video Ebooks + etextbooks gaming in education
  51. 51. MOOCs on the move
  52. 52. Technology-mediated research Simulations http://web.archive.org/web/20150418162758/http://www.futurict.eu /
  53. 53. Textual research Digital humanities
  54. 54. Textual research Law: e-discovery http://criminalintent.org/
  55. 55. The new community of scholars, 1* *Credit to Dan Cohen for this formulation
  56. 56. The new community of scholars, 2
  57. 57. What happens to the library? •Shift from collection development to digital literacy consultation •Open scholarship •Classroom engagement •Transforms to research entrepreneurship National Science Library at the Chinese Academy of
  58. 58. Which of these trends are the most powerful?
  59. 59. Which of these trends are the most unpredicatble?
  60. 60. All of these are in the present.
  61. 61. So what’s next?
  62. 62. Extrapolations: Transnational campuses Average student age: 40 Hourly faculty  Privatizing public universities  Hogwarts vs poor campuses What comes next?
  63. 63. • Rich multimedia environment • Some gamification • Student as producer Disintegrated computing as a service Extensive data analysis, surveillance, creativity Campus of networked things
  64. 64. Classes? • Blended learning is campus norm • Some classes outsourced to DL • Classrooms in studio mode • All campus is blended learning environment (“place as library”) • Hands-on learning (maker culture, tinkering): production + studies
  65. 65. A higher education bubble?
  66. 66. A higher education bubble?  Continued cost/quality anxiety  Student and parent anxieties about debt  Grad school crises  Political pressure
  67. 67. The Queen sacrifice gambit
  68. 68. Yet the college premium persists
  69. 69. Will universities fight Trump? Campuses defending immigrants
  70. 70. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/1 2/02/outlining-commitments-undocumented- immigrant-students-some-presidents-avoid- term What do campuses do during civil unrest?
  71. 71. Taking automation seriously
  72. 72. Curriculum and life: is school for unemployment or working with AIs? Post-AI education
  73. 73. Pedagogy: • Apps instead of classes • Computer-assisted creativity • Cyborg teaching and becoming Post-AI education
  74. 74. Curriculum and life: what does it mean to be human when machines exceed us? Post-AI education
  75. 75. The best digital literacy storytelling https://www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=W6yVCgoBn-I
  76. 76. What comes next?
  77. 77. Collaborate with each other, across institutions, sectors, nations, populations, professions What can we do now?
  78. 78. Use social media
  79. 79. Use social media Use and be open
  80. 80. Rethink everything in terms of automation’s possibilities
  81. 81. Imagine different worlds and inhabiting them - yourselves, your institution, your children and the generation to come
  82. 82. http://futureofeducation.us/ http://twitter.com/bryanalexander

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