The Conversation Prism specifies 28 different types of conversational social channels and their dimensions, then lists several actual entities within each of the conversational channels: For example, there is a section for Virtual Worlds, Social Networks, and Collaboration. Application- This is a great way to see what is currently available in emerging technologies!!“The Conversation Prism gives you a whole view of the social media universe, categorized and also organized by how people use each network. V 3.0 introduces new groups and networks and also removes those networks no longer in play. Use the Conversation Prism to see what you're missing!”- quote from their web sitehttp://www.theconversationprism.com/1600x1200/
Do we drive technology?Or is technologydriving us...We need to think not just about what technologyis and how we learn in its context; but wheretechnologies are emerging from; and how theyare changing how we learn...
Veletsianos gives 5 criteria for technologiesto be considered emerging:1. They may or may not be new2. They are "evolving organisms that existin a state of coming into being"(Veletsianos p.13)3. They "go through hype cycles" (Veletsianos p.14)4. They are not yet fully understood or fullyresearched5. They are "potentially disruptive but theirpotential is mostly unfulfilled" (Veletsianos p.16)Veletsianos, G. (2010). A Deﬁnition of Emerging Technologies for Education. In Emerging Technologies in Distance Education(pp. 3–22). Retrieved from http://www.icde.org/filestore/News/2004-2010/2010/G.Veletsianose-bookEmergingTechnologies.pdfDefining "Emerging Technologies"
• Video and podcasting• Digital presentation tools• Brainstorming and organizing tools• Blogs and blogging• Social networking• Lecture capture tools• Student response systems, surveys,polls• Educational gaming• Open Educational ResourcesCategories of EmergingOnline Technologies
Perhaps it is less relevant to considerwhat specific technological skills wewill need and instead to do the samethings that successful humans havealways done...to employ good criticalthinking skills, standards of ethics, andpliant adaptability in the face ofchange.What really matters?