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Future and Emerging Technologies. The Horizon Report: A History of Ed-Tech Predictions. 2 min read For over a decade now, the New Media Consortium has issued an annual Horizon Report, detailing the six technologies that it predicts will soon impact colleges and universities. These predictions identify emerging technologies on three “horizons”: four to five years, two to three years, and one year or less.

The first report, released in 2004, was funded by a grant from the Corel Corporation. The second year’s report was funded by a grant from McGraw-Hill. Since 2006, NMC had partnered with Educause to work on the report. The Horizon Report has rolled out additional versions – starting to cover K–12 trends in 2009, and later expanding to tech trends in museums and libraries as well. Here’s how the process of creating the report is described in this year’s edition: And that means wading through PDFs, which are of course “where data goes to die.”

From the first Horizon Report, back in 2004: From this year’s: Click for full-size. Close your laptop. Handwriting could make you smarter. Picture this: You’re in a classroom, desperately typing away, trying to write down everything your droning professor says about ancient Incan bridge weavers. Then you get home that night, and can't remember a single thing he said. According to research by Pam Mueller, a psychology graduate student at Princeton University (and a big-time Jeopardy champion), you might have been better off leaving the computer at home. She helped conduct a series of experiments that found that writing notes longhand is much better for remembering and synthesizing information than typing on a laptop. That might seem counterintuitive, since people type notes much faster than they write them. But Mueller found that even though laptop writers were able to take more notes, they were worse at comprehending the information within those notes.

Mueller's study also found that a similar problem arises when it comes to reviewing the material. As for Mueller, she’s taken her own study to heart: 6 easiest video editing tools. The surge of videos on social media and content marketing channels has come quickly. In the past year alone, Facebook has averaged more than 1 billion video views each day. Video has become go-to visual content for a huge number businesses and brands. And I’d love to share how you can do video, too, no matter your resources or skills. I researched all the best and easiest video editing tools that are ideal for novice video producers with limited budgets and busy schedules. I tried each one out and am happy to share here how things went and what I ended up creating.

I’d love if it inspires any thoughts or creations from you! The 6 Easiest Video-Editing Tools for Small Business Marketers To help you create compelling videos, I tested 5 of the best video production apps available for amateur video producers, as well as 1 beginner-friendly video editor for Macs. NutshellMagistoAnimotoVideoshopiMovie AppiMovie for Macs Let’s get started and check out these 6 video editing tools! 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. #cfp @fetlt2015 Future and Emerging Trends in Language Technologies - Pascual Pérez-Paredes Pascual Pérez-Paredes.

Through the AESLA mail list Workshop on Future and Emerging Trends in Language Technologies Universidad de Sevilla, 19-20 November 2015 The Workshop ‘Future and Emerging Trends in Language Technology‘ has been conceived as a meeting point where experts and professionals in the fields of language technologies and other converging areas will discuss the state of the art, as well as the emerging trends in this sector. Following this approach, the organization of the workshop welcomes the reception of papers under the following categories: NEW APPLICATIONS OF KEY CONSOLIDATED APPROACHES: Authors can submit their paper on new strategies, models and consolidated techniques at the academic or industrial level that are being used right now to tackle any issue in the field of Language Technology. EMERGING RESEARCH: Authors can submit their paper under this category when they have preliminary results obtained from ongoing research projects. Core areas of interest.

Pérez-Paredes sur Twitter : "#cfp @fetlt2015 Future and Emerging Trends in Language Technologies. Five Minutes with Cristóbal Cobo: Redefining Knowledge in the Digital Age. How has and how will the overload of digital information impact the way that scholars look to absorb, disseminate, and assess new knowledge in journals and beyond? Scholastica‘s Danielle Padula interviews Cristóbal Cobo of the Oxford Internet Institute on how technology is shaping the research and publishing process for the modern scholar. How do you think the internet is changing the way we approach and experience learning? Since the late ’90s there were a lot of promises that the internet was going to make people learn faster, better, and in a more opportune way. But what we saw in the last few years is that while the evolution of the internet and the impact of it has been incredibly significant, it is not in the way many were expecting.

From the researchers perspective, how do you think the process of learning and researching has changed with technology in terms of how scholars find, compile, and explain information? There are a number of ways to answer that. Yes. About the Author. 10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology. I often find myself in meetings about curriculum projects. I am usually invited to either share my thoughts on the technology components or explain the technology options for tracking the curriculum.

Sometimes the topic is sharing resources and making sure core documents can be managed and properly versioned. In all cases, I am required to have a broad overview of the K-12 curriculum. I am also required to have an understanding of the end-users and how they will apply the curriculum content to their various specialities. Aside from two or three other people, I generally find I have the most objective overview of how things are connected and the areas that need the most support.

In fact when I speak with anyone who is a technology coordinator or manager, I tend to have better curriculum discussions than when I speak to people working in more traditional roles. Curriculum mapping is also a core aspect of educational technology. But who is listening? Here is a test. And one more test. 6 Steps to Choosing the Best eLearning Authoring Tool | Trivantis e-Learning. The mere thought of choosing a new e-Learning authoring tool may make some eLearning professionals cringe, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful and time-consuming task.

In this article, I’ll walk you through the process of choosing the best eLearning authoring tool for you. The Steps to Follow When Choosing an eLearning Authoring Tool Choosing an eLearning authoring tool that you can use to create engaging eLearning experiences is often a challenge in and of itself. The process usually involves a fair share of trial and error, research, and lengthy comparison checklists, with an abundance of stress thrown in for good measure. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Use this eLearning authoring tool step-by-step guide to find a solution that meets your needs, so you can design eLearning deliverables that exceed expectations, regardless of your budget or your eLearning experience. Book. Agency and Opportunities for Future Educational Technologies. With all the excitement in the air about big data, analytics, and adaptive instruction, it is easy to imagine a future of complete automation.

In this future, algorithms will choose what we will learn next, which specific resources we will interact with in order to learn it, and the order in which we will experience these resources. All the guesswork will be taken out of the process – instruction will be “optimized” for each learner. There are many reasons to be deeply concerned about this fully automated future. One of the things that concerns me most about this vision of “optimized” instruction is its potential to completely undermine learners’ development of metacognitive skills and deprive them of meaningful opportunities to learn how to learn.

Like every other skill – from playing the piano to factoring polynomials to reasoning about the likely causes of historical events – learning how to learn requires practice. Education Week. Published Online: June 10, 2015 Published in Print: June 11, 2015, as Why Ed Tech Is Not Transforming Teaching Students in a classroom at Mount Pleasant High School in Wilmington, Del., listen to a social studies lecture from their teacher. —Charles Mostoller for Education Week Student-centered, technology-driven instruction remains elusive for most Wilmington, Del. Public schools now provide at least one computer for every five students.

But a mountain of evidence indicates that teachers have been painfully slow to transform the ways they teach, despite that massive influx of new technology into their classrooms. "The introduction of computers into schools was supposed to improve academic achievement and alter how teachers taught," said Stanford University education professor Larry Cuban. The net effect, said Leslie A. "There's nothing transformative about every kid having an iPad unless you're able to reach higher-order teaching and learning," Ms. Modeling Good Digital Teaching Ms. Mr. Mr. 5 Free Tools to Stay Organized. 30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028. 30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028 by Terry Heick Technology is changing at a rapid pace, so much so that it’s challenging to grasp. While there is little uniformity in technology, there are some trends worth noting that have spurred tangent innovation, including speed (a shift from dial-up top broad band), size (from huge computers to small handheld devices), and connectivity (through always-on apps and social media).

In fact, we have some to expect nearly instant obsolescence—smartphone contracts that last a mere 24 months seem like ages. In 2013, technology has become not just a tool, but a standard and matter of credibility. Fifteen years ago, a current high school sophomore was born. So was Google. It’s hard to recall what life was life before Google. In 15 years. What happens to technology in the next 15 years may not simply impact learning in a typical cause-effect relationship. Learning simulations begin to replace direct instruction in some pilot programs.

What Kinds of Apps Will Be Popular in 10 Years? Justin Sullivan/Getty Images If you’re like most smartphone owners, you probably spend a lot of time using apps. (And if you’re like most tech blog readers or writers, you probably also spend a lot of time reading about them, writing about them, or figuring out how to organize them on your phone’s home screen, too.) And while you likely have a well-curated handful of apps that you rely on to organize your schedule, stay connected to friends and family, and get through your day at work, you probably have no idea of which of those apps, if any, you’ll still be using a year or 10 from now. Which leads us to an interesting question: what kinds of apps are we going to be downloading from our app stores of choice a decade from now? To do that, we’ve used a bit of imagination, and a lot of help from the projections of tech experts thinking about how technology will evolve over the next decade. New kinds of video apps will run on fast Internet connections Apps will enable you to monitor yourself…

E-Learning Tools. Edited by Elvis Pontes, Anderson Silva, Adilson Guelfi and Sérgio Takeo Kofuji, ISBN 978-953-51-0029-4, 332 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 03, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 licenseDOI: 10.5772/1115 With the resources provided by communication technologies, E-learning has been employed in multiple universities, as well as in wide range of training centers and schools. This book presents a structured collection of chapters, dealing with the subject and stressing the importance of E-learning. It shows the evolution of E-learning, with discussion about tools, methodologies, improvements and new possibilities for long-distance learning. The book is divided into three sections and their respective chapters refer to three macro areas.

The first section of the book covers methodologies and tools applied for E-learning, considering collaborative methodologies and specific environments. A Beautiful Visual On The Impact of Technology on Today's Classrooms. April 28, 2015 We just came across this beautiful visual on the impact of technology on classroom learning and teaching and wanted to pass along some important stats that stood out to us. Technology is radically transforming the education landscape and the stats below speak volumes to this transformation: In a 2009 report released by the National Centre for Education Statistics with the Department of Education:74% of Pre-K to 12th grade teachers said that technology has helped them reinforce and expand content and has also motivated students to learn. 73% of these teachers also reported that technology enables them to respond to a variety of learning styles and allows them to demonstrate things that could not demonstrated otherwise.

Impact of technology on student writing: A larger majority of teachers attest to the positive influence of web technologies on students writing. For instance, 96% view that technology helped students share their work with a wider and more varied audience. How to Turn Your Tablet into a Productivity-Boosting Second Screen. How Cloud-Based Learning is Changing Education. Technology cannot replace teachers, but teachers who use technology and cloud-based learning will replace those who do not.

The entire education system has changed immensely in the past decade, moving from spiral bound notebooks and pencils to touchscreens and math apps; school has become a place that is driven by cloud-based learning. Gone are the days of the traditional blackboard, countless handouts and hard copy attendance rosters. Technological advancements have blazed a trail of progress through nearly every aspect of modern life. Education is no exception.

There is no going back. Cloud storage is one advancement that offers many uses and benefits to educators. But what are these advantages? For teachers, cloud storage means moving lessons, materials and student activities to a cloud-based learning management system. Much of the information submitted by students to teachers qualifies as private and confidential. The only way forward in education may be up, into the cloud. 6 Technologies Shaping Higher Education - Social Learning. Timeline: 2-3 years The increasing accessibility of 3D printers, robotics, and 3D modeling web-based applications is poised to transform learning. Design, creativity, and engineering are becoming more important as the pace of technological advancement accelerates. Makerspaces, also known as hackerspaces or fab labs, are places where tech enthusiasts can share resources and knowledge to experiment, innovate, and build the technology of the future.

In addition to the latest Makerbots, people share laser cutters, soldering irons, Legos, Raspberry Pi computers, lathes and other equipment as part of a DIY productive community. In June 2014, the White House hosted its first ever Maker Faire. Read more about makerspaces in the NMC Horizon Report p40. Institutions like the University of Michigan are taking advantage of makerspaces to provide students and faculty with hands-on access to state-of-the-art tools.

Resources: 20 eLearning Blogs You Simply Have to Bookmark. The Internet of Things, by Samuel Greengard | Books | Times Higher Education. About the Research Group – The Connectivity, Inclusion, and Inequality Group. Webtools: No Registration Needed for Students | Nathan Hall. Thematic - A Nice Tool for Creating Visual Stories. 6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning -- Campus Technology. The Conversation Prism v4.0 by Brian Solis and JESS3 (2013) 3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class. Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015. Online research: the dangers | News | Times Higher Education. Book ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ now ready and available | Tony Bates. Internet research, theory, and practice: perspectives from Ireland.

Clued Up! Digital skills for the 21st Century Student. Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media. 5 Tools for Creating Multimedia Quizzes - A Comparison Chart. 6 Tech Trends On Course to Reshape Higher Ed by 2020. The Future of Knowledge Sharing in a Digital Age: Exploring Impacts and Policy Implications for Development. 44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work. Splice.sr - Explain Anything from Anywhere. Login. Easel.ly | create and share visual ideas online. Office Sway - Create and share amazing stories, presentations, and more. Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms.

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