Editor’s Note: Best Guesses

1/3/2014 4:00:00 PM

In what has become an annual Tech&Learning tradition, the editors asked our esteemed team of advisors to bring out the crystal ball and try to divine what’s next in edtech. And, as usual, they did not disappoint. This issue is chock full of great analysis and insight but here are three favorites right up front:

“A device ratio of one device per student is no longer enough… 1:1 initiatives have generally focused on being able to digitize instructional materials and resources. X:1 programs will extend this goal by allowing the students (and teachers) more flexibility in determining which device or devices are the most effective for any given task.”
—Steve M. Baule

“We already live and work in a networked society. We draw on videos, blogs, tweets, paper, digital print, and other media to support our interests, needs, and goals. MOOCs can provide a way for educators to begin to re-shape and re-think their curriculum and their instructional strategies.”
— Richard E. Ferdig

“I see no truth to the rumor that next year will be the start of the ‘cool phone-watch thingy wars’ between Samsung and Apple.”
—Carl Hooker

That’s a bold statement, Carl! One new feature this year: We also asked contributors to go back and handicap their predictions from last year. I think this exercise in self-reflection offers some terrific big picture perspective to the ever-changing challenges of implementing technology in schools.

Be sure to join us online for what I can only assume will be a lively discussion about these topics at techlearning.com. Happy New Year!

— Kevin Hogan
Editorial Director
khogan@nbmedia.com

Want to read more stories like this?

Get our Free Newsletter Here!

comments powered by Disqus

Aperture Education Releases “Back-to-School Guide” for Teachers

Downloadable guide provides tips and activities to help teachers incor...

Inspiring Schools Honored by Fuel Education for Transforming Education through Digital Learning

Fuel Education’s Transformation Awards recognize five schools an...

PublicSchoolWORKS Releases Suite of Concussion Training Courses to Help Districts Keep School Athletes Safe

The courses cover the definition and symptoms of a concussion, how to ...

Epson Unveils Two New Portable Document Cameras for K-12 Classrooms

New DC-07 and DC-13 allow teachers to engage students with superior im...

The Virtual High School Joins the IMS Global Learning Consortium as a Contributing Member

Boston — Aug. 22, 2017 — The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc...

T&L Partner Post
Tweets