Envisioning the future of education technology | Envisioning Technology

Unfortunately, this thought-provoking graphic from Envisioning Technology completely leaves out the fact that technology is already playing an important role in experiential education. The choice of domains (classroom, studio, and virtual) fails to recognize the tremendous amount of learning that takes place by people in the places where they live. I suppose one might argue that the community is equivalent to a studio, but I believe that it is a far less controlled and predictable space than most studios. Therefore, it has an unlimited potential to inspire, re-frame and re-interpret information, ideas and knowledge. What do you think?

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Georgia College Produces Student-Written E-Textbook | Campus Technology

By Rhea Kelly

Nine graduate students in an Advanced Technology for Teachers course at Georgia College have published their own e-textbook, Using Technology in Education, through Apple’s iBookstore. The free, downloadable textbook is available on the iPad via iBooks.

“It’s a cool, well-designed e-book,” said Chris Greer, associate professor of instructional technology in the John H. Lounsbury College of Education, in a statement from the college. “We’re one of the first classes in the country to publish our own digital textbook with the Apple store. After we submitted it, no revisions were needed. The textbook passed Apple’s screening process, which speaks to the quality of the students’ work.”

Read the full article at Campus Technology

Educational Technology Trends

From: Five Trends to Watch in Educational Technology by Rob Reynolds

  1. Curriculum (The definition of curriculum is changing.)
  2. OER Learning Platforms (What was once closed is now open.)
  3. Learning Analytics (Assessment ain’t what it used to be.)
  4. Smart Mobile Devices (Tablets and smartphones are replacing computers)
  5. E-books and Digital Reading (This is not a fad folks.)