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What trends are shaping ed tech in 2014? Education technology is booming right now.

What trends are shaping ed tech in 2014?

Between the constant innovation of startups in the space and the giant companies working to improve their products, there has perhaps never been a more exciting time in the space than the last few years. As several companies and organizations work to provide everything from personalized learning to improved access to educational content worldwide, 2014 should prove to be no less exciting — if not even more so. Several of these technologies will see some overlap in goals as they work to improve education, and still more will probably look very different a year from now. These are the education technologies to watch in 2014. MOOCs: Best suited for vocational learning — or enhancing the classroom?

Two years on from The New York Times' "Year of the MOOC," plenty of questions remain unanswered regarding the massive open online course. MOOCs, campuses, and more increasing their mobile presence Campus-based apps are also on the rise. Six Big Tech Trends in Education to Follow. Big data, open content, mobile learning, and digital printing are the big themes represented in this year’s NMC Horizon Report: 2013 K-12 Edition.

Six Big Tech Trends in Education to Follow

The report is a collaboration between the New Media Consortium, the Consortium for School Networking, and the International Society for Technology in Education, pulling together an international group of experts to discuss trends and measure how mainstream emerging ed-tech approaches have become. As with all of its reports, the group makes near, middle, and long-term projections for technology trends, as well as broader observations about the direction of the field and its challenges. Scholastic Administrator: Educational Technology Trends. By Jeanne Hayes Technology in schools is taking a lesson from the enterprise model long practiced in business.

Scholastic Administrator: Educational Technology Trends

What does an enterprise model mean for schools? It means investing in an infrastructure that is reliable, scalable and, hopefully, has smooth interoperability among various platforms, applications and systems. With 80% of districts delivering the Internet to schools from a single district-managed access point, the days of the gifted teacher and her students figuring it out at the building level is over. School administrators and teachers have long decried their inadequate tech support, with teachers shouldering much of the responsibility for keeping their own systems running, so this investment in a more stable infrastructure is meeting with increased buy-in. Like businesses, school districts are also speeding up their adoption of new solutions that save money and deploy resources more efficiently.

2.pdf. Volume01-issue03. Education Week Digital Directions: Trends and Advice for K-12 Technology Leaders. The 10 biggest edtech trends of 2013 and 2014. 5 Big EdTech Trends Worth Knowing About. The EDTech industry is yet in its infancy and is expected to grow cumulatively at the rate of 23 percent in the next five years.

5 Big EdTech Trends Worth Knowing About

It is anticipated to be a $255 billion global business in the next 5 years (by 2017) as per GSV Advisors. E-learning is undoubtedly the future of the education industry. While the future is yet to unfold itself, we have a countdown of some interesting tidbits from the year 2013. The Runner Up: MOOCs If the most promising contestant of the year is to be awarded to e learning, the runner up award for 2013 is bagged by MOOCs. Most of the ED-Tech organizations were reinventing themselves and more emphasis was on finding and being better. In 2012, just one of the largest universities had over 36000 registrations in a single course.

Technology Trends for Teachers to Try in 2014 - High School Notes. New 3-D printers are just one tech tool teachers should try in the new year. Students learn best when they're invested in the material, but getting teens to that point isn't easy. "The student comes in, puts their head down and goes to sleep or just ignores what's going on in the class. How do we stop that? " says Rich Lamb, an assistant professor in the College of Education at Washington State University. One way: technology. Tools such as tablets, videos and 3-D printing can make otherwise flat lessons come to life, says Lamb, who previously taught science at high schools in Virginia and North Carolina. Essentially, technology hooks students, he says. "Once you can get the student hooked, then they're open to being taught," Lamb says. There is no shortage of tools to help teachers engage students. 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. 1) 3D Printing 3D Printers which enable makers to create whatever they can imagine and design have exploded into mainstream culture over the past year. Libraries are creating DIY makerspaces and providing these new tools of production to their communities along with opportunities for skill-building in math and engineering which are required to design 3D objects. The Poland and Hong Kong based GADGETS3D has launched an initiative called the “3D Printer in Every School” project in which they have designed a low cost, small 3D printer specifically created for the classroom.

Click for full infographic 2) MOOCs Click for full infographic. The 10 Biggest Trends in Ed Tech.