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A 2020 Vision: Education in the next two decades. A 2020 Vision:Education in the next two decades James Levin University of Illinois Appeared in 2002 in the Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 3(1), 105-114.

A 2020 Vision: Education in the next two decades

Introduction It is difficult to predict the future. Potential EDUT 522 articles. 123D Catch Turns Pictures Into 3D Models. Google's Prototype "Smart Contact Lens": Measuring Blood Glucose Levels for People with Diabetes - VisionAware Blog. Earlier this year, Google unveiled a prototype "smart" contact lens to monitor blood glucose levels contained in human tears.

Google's Prototype "Smart Contact Lens": Measuring Blood Glucose Levels for People with Diabetes - VisionAware Blog

The Smart Contact Lens Project, which had been percolating in the top-secret Google X lab for several years, debuted a potential, although long-term, solution for effective blood glucose control in people with diabetes. January 2014: Google Unveils the Smart Contact Lens Here is an excerpt from the January 2014 announcement, via the official Google blog: You've probably heard that diabetes is a huge and growing problem—affecting one in every 19 people on the planet.

7 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2014. Technology trends in both higher ed and K-12 classrooms continue to evolve and transform traditional learning environments.

7 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2014

New learning analytics, mobile devices, open online learning, and 3D printers are some of the many Educational technology trends to be on the lookout for in 2014. Here’s a detailed discussion. Top 10 emerging technologies for 2014. Technology has become perhaps the greatest agent of change in the modern world.

Top 10 emerging technologies for 2014

While never without risk, positive technological breakthroughs promise innovative solutions to the most pressing global challenges of our time, from resource scarcity to global environmental change. However, a lack of appropriate investment, outdated regulatory frameworks and gaps in public understanding prevent many promising technologies from achieving their potential. The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies identifies recent key trends in technological change in its annual list of Top 10 Emerging Technologies. By highlighting the most important technological breakthroughs, the Council aims to raise awareness of their potential and contribute to closing gaps in investment, regulation and public understanding.

Is Google Making Us Stupid? Illustration by Guy Billout "Dave, stop.

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning. The label of “21st Century learning” is vague, and is an idea that we here at TeachThought like to take a swing at as often as possible, including:

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model. The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model by Terry Heick As a follow-up to our 9 Characteristics of 21st Century Learning we developed in 2009, we have developed an updated framework, The Inside-Out Learning Model.

The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model

The goal of the model is simple enough–not pure academic proficiency, but instead authentic self-knowledge, diverse local and global interdependence, adaptive critical thinking, and adaptive media literacy. AR week 3. 3D Printing Will Transform Education. Manufacturing the future: How 3D printing went from pipe dream to your desktop. Documentary 'Print the Legend' Goes Inside the World of 3D Printing.

The genesis of and challenges to the 3D-printing revolution are subjects that take center stage in a new documentary called Print the Legend.

Documentary 'Print the Legend' Goes Inside the World of 3D Printing

From directors Clay Tweel and Luis Lopez (Freakonomics), the film sets out to act as a "'time capsule' of a nascent industry," Tweel told Mashable. Four Ways Schools Will Be Different in 10 Years. Over the course of the last several hundred years, very little has changed with respect to schools.

Four Ways Schools Will Be Different in 10 Years

Sure, there have been minor tweaks like the switch from blackboards to dry erase boards, and the addition of computers and projectors. Today, however, we find ourselves on the precipice of several seismic shifts in education that will completely transform the way teachers educate and the way children experience the classroom. Here are EdWorld’s best predictions regarding ways in which schools are likely to be dramatically different 10 years from now: #4. Handwriting Will All But Disappear – This may mean the death of the familiar triple-lined paper we all remember from our youths—the kind with the dotted line down the middle to practice making letters. . #3. . #2. . #1. Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate EditorEducation World® Copyright © 2011 Education World. Wearable Technology: will education look very different in the future?

Wearable technology certainly seems to be gaining ground with many getting very excited about the variety of devices coming on the market.

Wearable Technology: will education look very different in the future?

Whether it's a smart wrist watch, e.g. the Samsung Gear, smart glasses, e.g. Google Glass, or a device that turns your palm into a touch screen, e.g. the Fin, they are creating one of the fastest growing markets in 2014 with predicted growth according to the IDC study, Worldwide Wearable Computing Device 2014-2018 Forecast and Analysis, of 78.4%. Those using these devices at the moment would certainly call themselves early adopters, but with IDC predicting 19 million units being shipped this year their use is becoming much wider than with just the early adopters. Miracles You’ll See In The Next Fifty Years. This Invention Will Change The World, Just Watch.

10 predictions 1950s futurism got right and wrong about the year 2000. Google self-driving car has no steering wheel or brake. If you're uneasy at the idea of riding in a vehicle that drives itself, just wait till you see Google's new car. It has no gas pedal, no brake and no steering wheel. Google has been demonstrating its driverless technology for several years by retrofitting Toyotas, Lexuses and other cars with cameras and sensors. But now, for the first time, the company has unveiled a prototype of its own: a cute little car that looks like a cross between a VW Beetle and a golf cart.

"They won't have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal ... because they don't need them," Google said Tuesday in a blog post introducing the unnamed electric vehicles. The Future of Education: Epic 2020.