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  1. 1. Top Ten Current Trends in Educational Technology Andrew W. Berning Ph.D. The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  2. 2. Current Versus Future Trends The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  3. 3. Dr Andy Berning The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  4. 4. The Renaissance Institute Fee-Only Technology Advisors Product-Neutral Practicing Educators and Technologists
  5. 5. The Renaissance Model Technology Infrastructure Classroom Technology Data Systems Universal Access Integration Connecting the Learner Promoting Literacy Ensuring Access Evaluation and Accountability
  6. 6. The Perfect Technology Storm Cheap mobile devices: smartphones, tablets Ubiquitous telecommunications: Wi-Fi, 3 G, 4G, LTE Increased acceptance of social media Cloud computing, The Internet of Things Free content and applications Big Data and analytics Funding changes for instructional materials in Texas The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  7. 7. K12 Technology Hot Buttons The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  8. 8. Top Ten Educational Technology Trends 1. Understanding and Educating the Mobile Learner 2. Providing Personalized Access to Hardware and Content 3. Building the Mobile Telecommunications Infrastructure 4. Managing Digital Content 5. Understanding The Role of Technology 6. Integrating Technology 7. Leveraging the Cloud 8. Leveraging Social Media 9. Ensuring Privacy, Safety, and Information Security 10. Optimizing Technology Funding The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  9. 9. # 1 Understanding and Educating the Mobile Learner The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  10. 10. Phono Sapiens Half the world adult population currently have Internet-enabled phones. By 2020, 80% will have these devices. Economist Feb 28, 2015 The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  11. 11. Mobile Learning (M-learning) in its Infancy
  12. 12. Activity Are mobile learners different than traditional learners? The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  13. 13. #2 The Personal Learning Revolution Consumer (Not Education Specific) Mobile Technology Wi-Fi and/or cellular enabled The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  14. 14. Providing Access Access to content outside of classrooms is important Equity of access is important The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  15. 15. Adaptive/Assistive Technology Leveling the playing field The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  16. 16. Personalized Access The Promise: A Personal Learning Device and Personalized Content. The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  17. 17. The Original Personal Device Wikimedia.com
  18. 18. Nobody Washes a Rental Car Advantages of Personal Technology The Cornerstone of online, flipped, and blended learning Bridging the gap by empowering all learners Encouraging lifelong, self-directed learning Increased motivation and commitment to learning Increased engagement Accommodate just-in-time learning Accommodate collaboration with peers and teachers Accommodates better assistive technologies Improves task and time management Potential for huge savings for school districts Student-provided Fewer textbooks The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  19. 19. Devices in a Blended Classroom 19
  20. 20. Mobile Options: Laptops and Ultrabooks Traditional laptops Ultrabooks (Subnotebooks) The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  21. 21. Mobile Options: Smartphones The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  22. 22. Mobile Options: Tablets The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  23. 23. Mobile Options: Chromebooks The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  24. 24. Mobile Options: E Readers The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com For Example: Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook..
  25. 25. Issues to Consider in Personal Technology Access outside of classroom is important FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) An intruder in the classroom Policy: Legal implications for student and staff Universal Access: A device and Internet for all Training: Administration and teachers Infrastructure Issues: Wi-Fi and Internet service Who supplies the technology, schools or families? The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  26. 26. Who Supplies The Personal Device? The school district provides a device to each student (1:1) Students bring their own device (BYOD or BYOT) The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  27. 27. 1:1: District Provided Device Good for consistency, organization, training and content management Removes excuses for not integrating technology Families do not have to purchase a device Long term sustainability can be a problem Long term funding for short term technology The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  28. 28. Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) Both students and staff will bring their own technology Must have good network infrastructure (Wi-Fi) Need policies in place Lack of consistency Teachers concern over support and access issues Must backfill with a Technology Lending Library The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  29. 29. Activity Which device do you think is best? Elementary? Middle School? High School? The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  30. 30. #3: Telecommunications Infrastructure Too often overlooked Too many bottlenecks The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  31. 31. Telecommunications Infrastructure Wireless (Wi-Fi) Number of Access Points Bandwidth Throughput Concurrent Users/Simultaneous Access Internet Service The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  32. 32. Issues to Consider: Telecommunications Wireless requires a lot of wiring Capacity planning Bandwidth Throughput Concurrent Users/Simultaneous Connections Lack of filtering for cellular Private fiber versus leased circuits Security, Encryption, Authentication Leveraging E-rate funding The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  33. 33. Activity What telecommunications infrastructure concerns do you have? The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  34. 34. #4: Digital Instructional Materials Should we be buying textbooks? The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  35. 35. Open Educational Resources (OER) Free Textbooks The MOOC Blended Learning Online Learning The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  36. 36. The Interface Uber, the worlds largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the worlds most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the worlds largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening. Tom Goodwin, The Battle Is For The Customer Interface TechCrunch, March 3, 2015
  37. 37. The Interface of Content Distribution Information as a utility Learning as a Service
  38. 38. Issues to Consider: Digital Content Content Management Systems (CMS) License Management Systems Open Education Resources (OER) Content Intellectual property rights Universal Access Required (Device and Internet) Robust technical infrastructure required The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  39. 39. Activity How can we leverage Open Educational Resources (OER) content? The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  40. 40. #5 The Role of Technology Computerizing the Status Quo Versus Leveraging the Unique Powers of Technology While Maintaining Time-Honored Teaching The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  41. 41. Waiting for Ironman A Case Study on expectations
  42. 42. Now What: A Framework for Integration 1. Connect the Learner 2. Promote Literacy 3. Provide Universal Access: Level the playing field for all learners The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  43. 43. Future Ready Schools http://www.futurereadyschools.org
  44. 44. An EdX MOOC Emerging Technologies and their Practical Application in K12 Teaching and Learning. Free--On edx.org Registration Opens November, 2015 Class Opens Summer, 2016 The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  45. 45. #6 Integrating Technology A Separate Curriculum Versus An Integrated Tool The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  46. 46. You cant get there from here The Gap is too large The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  47. 47. Transition Stepping-Stones Needed The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  48. 48. Stepping-Stones Instructional Models Flipped versus Blended versus Online Universal Access Assistive Tech Lending Libraries Modern Learning Management System Learning Analytics The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  49. 49. #7: Cloud Computing The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  50. 50. Cloud Computing Cloud is a metaphor for The Internet Computing power is distributed over the Internet Cloud Computing enhances the mobile learning experience Leads to as a service options Software-as-a-service (software hosted in the Cloud) Storage-as-a-Service Learning-as-a-Service??? Cloud vendors include Amazon, Google, Microsoft Typically less expensive and very reliable Loss of control and data security a concern The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  51. 51. # 8 Social Media: Here to Stay Facebook Twitter Pinterest The Renaissance Institute www.teacherinfo.com
  52. 52. Number of people on Social media Estimated 2 billion social network users worldwide in 2014 71% of U.S. Internet Users are on Facebook 23% use Twitter Pew Research Center 2014
  53. 53. Social Media by Age Group 2005- 2013
  54. 54. Why U