Trends and Trajectories

There is some interesting stuff in the following two reports. In addition to the technology trends we have been hearing about for years (BYOD, OER, STEAM, badges, 3D printing) there is some good information about teaching and learning trends.

NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition
“What is on the five-year horizon for K-12 schools worldwide? Which trends and technologies will drive educational change? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to overcome, and how can we strategize effective solutions?”

Teaching – the changing role of teachers, technology in teacher training, moving teaching innovations into mainstream practice, teaching complex thinking, digital environments and hybrid/blended designs

Learning – adaptive learning, personalized learning, authentic learning, deeper learning, collaborative learning, students as creators

Educause > Six Trajectories for Digital Technology in Higher Education
“Six individual trajectories of digital technology are enabling the ambitious goal of a responsive, personalized digital learning environment for higher education.”

Particularly interesting are ways to increase student success using learning analytics, integrated planning and advising services, and student swirl (student-created personalized multi-institutional degree)

Note that the first report is for K12 and the second is for higher education. There was quite a bit of overlap in the areas of personalized and adaptive learning and learning spaces.


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