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Trends in Educational Technology


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Trends in Educational Technology

  1. 1. Trends in educational Technology But mainly about the forces affecting the perception of technology for education
  2. 2. Technology:The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes Special usage: Machinery and equipment developed from such scientific knowledge. –The New Oxford American Dictionary
  3. 3. What is practical and to whom?
  4. 4. Educational technology: The Buzz out there MOOCsTabletsGamif icationLearning analyticsOpen3DPri ntingWearableTec hnology NMC Horizon Report 2013 HiEd Edition
  5. 5. MOOCsLecture captureVideoSocial MediaMoodleePortf olio Educational technology: The talks in orgs…
  6. 6. Educational technology Technophobes Technophiles Government Management Academics Students Designers Technologists … E d u c a t i o n a $ l t e c h n o l o g y Educational technology: …with no one form we can agree upon
  7. 7. Educational technology: The elephant in the room, full of blind people –Wikipedia ”Blind men and an elephant”
  8. 8. Educational technology: An example from multiple perspectives massive, money, more, mess, magnificent, megalomaniac, mercy, meh, meritocracy, machinelike, multichannel, motley, monotonous, monetary, marketing, monitoring, modular, moaning, misleading, medium, mediocre, maximal, marxist, magnetic course, cool, cost effective, costly, corrosive, calculative, casual, capitalist, catastrophic, central, cerebral, change, classic, cluttered, commitment, community, conversational, convincing, cozy, crash open, online, OK, ooh-la-la, obese, obervational, occasional, odd, offshore, onetime, opportunistic, oppose, orwellian, own moment-and-the-end-of-reform/
  9. 9. Do we stop to think why and what then?
  10. 10. Read & Think Bady, A. (n.d.). The MOOC Moment and the End of Reform. blogs/zunguzungu/the-mooc-moment-and-the-end-of-reform/ Bates, A.W., & Sangrà, A. (2011). Managing Technology in Higher Education: Strategies for Transforming Teaching and Learning. London and New York: Jossey-Bass. Jaspers, K. (1959). The Idea of the University. Boston: Beacon Press. Krasnow, S. (2013). Panting for Breath on a Virtual Shore. magazine/106/panting-breath-virtual-shore.html Martin, G. (2005). You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Bus: Critical Pedagogy as Community Praxis. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies. Retrieved from http:// Murray, S. (2013). What is the Media & Cultural Studies of the MOOC? http:// Newfield, C. (2011). Unmaking the Public University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Postman, N. (1992). Technopoly: The surrender of culture to technology. New York: Knopf. Suoranta, J., & Vadén, T. (2010). Wikiworld. London: PlutoPress.