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Emerging Technologies Research Agenda


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My presentation for ALT-C 2009 on a research agenda for emerging technologies for education.

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Emerging Technologies Research Agenda

  1. 1. A research Agenda for Emerging Technologies in Education George Veletsianos, PhD Lecturer of Digital technologies + Education University of Manchester
  2. 2. Agenda: A list of items & issues to attend to
  3. 3. What are emerging technologies?
  4. 4. 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:// =dfwk8tzf_316fsmbzjc9 <ul><li>May or may not be new technologies, </li></ul><ul><li>Evolving organisms that exist in a state of “coming into being” </li></ul><ul><li>Experience hype cycles </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfy the “not yet” criteria of </li></ul><ul><li>not yet being fully understood, and </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>not yet being fully research or research in a mature way </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>5. Potentially disruptive, but their potential is mostly unfulfilled. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is possible? What can be achieved?
  6. 6.  E x p e r i m e n t
  7. 7. Context (or, Emergence is not Emergence)
  8. 8. Emergent theory implications for education
  9. 9. Experiment Context Emergence George Veletsianos veletsianos @
  10. 10. Images used are cc-licensed