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Future Technology Trends In Education

  1. 1. Future Technology Trends in Education Emily M. Atkinson Memorial University ED 6620
  2. 2. Net Generation <ul><li>Grew up with technology 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Expect technology integration in school 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Internet ubiquitous in U.S. schools by 2004 3 </li></ul>4
  3. 3. Outline <ul><li>Future Technology Trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opencourseware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-books and e-book readers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gesture-based technology input </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Opencourseware <ul><li>Free online courses 5 </li></ul><ul><li>MIT’s Opencourseware Initiative 6 </li></ul>7 MIT’s Opencourseware Visitors
  5. 5. Opencourseware <ul><li>Opencourseware Consortium 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Courses offered in 15 different languages 8 </li></ul>10 9 Japanese OCW Course Spanish OCW Course
  6. 6. Opencourseware for Future Learning <ul><li>Commonplace by 2011 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Self learning 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Open source education 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Equal access to learning 13 </li></ul>MIT Opencourseware Audience 14
  7. 7. Challenges for Opencourseware <ul><li>No assessment or feedback 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of quality control 16 </li></ul>17
  8. 8. E-Book <ul><li>Commonplace by 2013 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><li>“ basic characteristics of traditional books in an electronic format” 18 </li></ul>
  9. 9. E-Book Readers <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ mobile, physical device to display electronic (i.e digital) documents” 19 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Already replacing textbooks 20 </li></ul>Students can store all their textbooks on a single e-book reader 22 21
  10. 10. E-Books for Future Learning <ul><li>Up-to-date information 22 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Journalism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer science </li></ul></ul>Amazon’s Kindle 23
  11. 11. Challenges for E-Books <ul><li>Cultural Resistance 24 </li></ul><ul><li>Net Generation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3.5 hours of technology per day 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prefers print to e-books 25 </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Gesture-Based Input <ul><li>Students are already using gesture recognition technology 26 </li></ul>27 Apple’s iPhone
  13. 13. Gesture-Based Input <ul><li>Commonplace by 2015 11 </li></ul>28 Tablet PC
  14. 14. Gesture-Based Input for Future Learning <ul><li>Offer authentic learning experiences 11&30 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging 29 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands-on 11 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural 11 </li></ul></ul>31 32 Nintendo’s Wii
  15. 15. Gesture-Based Input for Future Learning <ul><li>Collaboration 33 </li></ul>34 Microsoft’s Surface
  16. 16. Challenges for Gesture-Based Input <ul><li>New meaning for computer literacy 35 </li></ul><ul><li>Easy for Net Generation 1 </li></ul><ul><li>What about other generations? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Conclusion <ul><li>Future is Uncertain 36 </li></ul><ul><li>May Involve </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open learning 36 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-directed learning 36 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authentic learning 36 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Depends on Net Generation 2 </li></ul>
  18. 18. Footnotes <ul><li>(1) Oblinger, D.G. & Oblinger, J.L. (2005). Is it age or IT: First steps towards understanding the net generation. In D.G. Oblinger & J.L. Oblinger (Eds.), Educating the Net Generation. Colorado: Educause </li></ul><ul><li>(2) Dobbins, K. (2005). Getting ready for the net generation learner. Educause Review. 40 (5). Retrieved from http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume40/GettingReadyfortheNetGeneratio/158008 </li></ul><ul><li>(3) Snyder, T., Dillow, S., Hoffman, C., & National Center for Education Statistics. (2009). Digest of Education Statistics, 2008. NCES 2009-020 . National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved from http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2009020 </li></ul><ul><li>(4) http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/net-generation-40.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>(5) About us. (n.d.). In Opencourseware Consortium . Retrieved from http://www.ocwconsortium.org/about-us/about-us.html </li></ul><ul><li>(6) Our history. (n.d.). In MIT Opencourseware . Retrieved from http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/about/history/index.htm  </li></ul><ul><li>(7) http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/about/stats/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>(8) http://www.ocwconsortium.org/use/use-dynamic.html </li></ul><ul><li>(9) http://sjocw.kyoto-seika.ac.jp / </li></ul><ul><li>(10) http:// www.lapetus.uchile.cl/lapetus/universia/index.htm </li></ul>
  19. 19. Footnotes <ul><li>(11) Johnson, L.F., Levine, A., Smith, R.S., & Stone, S. (2010). 2010 Horizon Report. Austin, TX: The New Media Consortium. </li></ul><ul><li>(12) Davidson, C.N., & Goldberg, D.T. (2009). The future of learning institutions in a digital age . Cambridge: The MIT Press. </li></ul><ul><li>(13) Huijser, H., Bedford, T., & Bull, D. (2008). Opencourseware, global access and the right to education: Real access or marketing ploy? International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 9 (1). Retrieved from http://www.distanceandaccesstolearning.info/contents/IRRODL-Huijser.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>(14) http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http:// ocw.mit.edu/NR/rdonlyres/web/about / </li></ul><ul><li>5851BE99-E7C3-450A-AB87-953F4B1B3480/0/statsuse.jpg&imgrefurl=http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/about/stats/&usg=__9OfyU6XxFi9fVchkxfO4NJ6NCHA=&h=261&w=414&sz=22&hl=en&start=2&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=gV_g9iuaOtFx4M:&tbnh=79&tbnw=125&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmit%2Bopencourseware%2Busers%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26tbs%3Disch:1 </li></ul><ul><li>(15) Arendt, A., & Shelton, B. (2009). Incentives and disincentives for the use of opencourseware. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning , 10 (5), 1-25. Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/46/67/8f.pdf </li></ul>
  20. 20. Footnotes <ul><li>(16) Vest, C.M. (2006). Open content and the emerging global meta-university. Educause Review. 41 (3). 18-30. Retrieved from http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume41/OpenContentandtheEmergingGloba/158053 </li></ul><ul><li>(17) http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/e-jist/docs/vol10_no1/papers/full_papers/584cc28a.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>(18) Connaway, S.L. (2003). Electronic books (eBooks): Current trends and future directions. DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology, 23 (1), 13-18. Retrieved from http://www.drdo.com/pub/dbit/jan03/LYNN.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>(19) Lemken, B. (1999). Ebook - the missing link between paper and screen. In Designing Electronic Books Workshop, CHI99 Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. </li></ul><ul><li>(20) Copeland, L. (2009). Swapping textbooks for e-books. EdTech Focus on Higher Learning. Retrieved from http://www.edtechmag.com/higher/march-april-2009 </li></ul><ul><li>(21) http://mobipocket.irexnet.com/reading.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>(22) Looney, M.A., & Sheehan, M.C. (2001). Digitizing education: A primer on eBooks. Educause Review. 36 (4). http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERM0142.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>(23) http://www.mclibrary.duke.edu/training/mobiledevices/kindle/kindle.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>(24) Nelson, M.R. (2008). E-books in higher education: nearing the end of the era of hype? Educause Review, 43 (2). Retrieved from http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume43/EBooksinHigherEducationNearing/162677 </li></ul>
  21. 21. Footnotes <ul><li>(25) Nicholas, A.J., & Lewis, J.K. (2009). The net generation and e-textbooks. Network Ethics: The New Challenge in Business, ICT and Education. Lisbon, Portugal. </li></ul><ul><li>(26) Dyrli, K. (2008). Getting in touch. District Administration , 44 (12), 35-36,. Retrieved from ERIC database. </li></ul><ul><li>(27) http://www.apple.com/iphone/why-iphone / </li></ul><ul><li>(28) http://people.virginia.edu/~jmc4as/mlearn/images/tabletpc.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>(29) Dede, C. (2005). Planning for neomillennial learning styles: Implications for investment in technology and faculty,” In D.G. Oblinger, & J.L. Oblinger (Eds.), Educating the Net Colorado: EDUCAUSE </li></ul><ul><li>(30) Lombardi, M.M. (2007). Approaches that work: How authentic learning is transforming higher education. Educause Learning Initiative. Retrieved from http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI3013.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>(31) http://www.nintendo.com/wii/what </li></ul><ul><li>(32) http://historytech.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/wii-play.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>(33) Saffer, D. (2008). Designing Gestural Interfaces: Touchscreens and Interactive Devices.   Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>(34) http://www.microsoft.com/surface/Pages/Customers/Opportunities.aspx </li></ul>
  22. 22. Footnotes <ul><li>(35) Educause Learning Initiative. (2008). 7 things you should know about multi-touch interfaces. Educause Learning Initiative . Retrieved from http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7037.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>(36) McAndrew, P., Scanion, E., & Clow, D. (2010). An open future for higher education. Educause Quarterly, 33 (1). Retrived from http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/AnOpenFutureforHigherEducation/199388 </li></ul>

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