Envisioning the Future of Education Technology #edtech #eLearning

“Education lies at a peculiar crossroad in society. On one hand it has the responsibility of anticipating real-life skills by preparing us for an increasingly complex world – but education methodologies can only be formalized after practices have been defined. This dichotomy is particularly aggravated when it comes to technology, where fast-paced innovation and perpetual change is the only constant. This visualization attempts to organize a series of emerging technologies that are likely to influence education in the upcoming decades. Despite its inherently speculative nature, the driving trends behind the technologies can already be observed, meaning it’s a matter of time before these scenarios start panning out in learning environments around the world.”

Thanks to Michell Zappa for this follow-up infographic to the Envisioning Emerging Technology I posted yesterday. Malcolm Murray commented that he was disappointed that education was not included. So here is it!

Envisioning the future of education technology
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Point 6 on the infographic (aligned to the mid 2030’s) highlights that “over time education becomes a continuous, interconnected effort, allowing students to cope with a perpetually changing world.” I would argue that we are already there? What do you think?