Independent IT Consulting
What technology will support and influence education over the next few years?
They say that the future is already here but just unevenly distributed. So have a look around and see which, if any, current technologies will play a transformational role in the future.
Do you think fixed PCs, laptops, web books or interactive whiteboards will play any part in 5 years time? Personally I doubt it, especially if we want personalised, immersive and unrestrained learning.
Or will it be smart mobile devices, interactive display technologies, high-speed wireless, integrated biometrics and intelligent information. I think it will be these types of technology that will support learners to explore, be creative and collaborate freely.
This is a more difficult type of ICT to build and manage, but who are we creating educational ICT systems for? Teachers & Learners or Managed Service Providers?
Here’s my list of technology types that we become the driving force of educational ICT for the next few years:
Smart Mobile Devices are already here, such as the iPhone, they just need to get faster, cheaper and have batteries that lasts days and not hours – and you know they will.
Old video but a still relevant message: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9xGP-FVzbY