From Inside eSchool News. The hot trends are:
I learned a new educational acronym today, OTT, for Over the Top Technologies. OTT are technologies that aid in the delivery of audio, video, and media content via the Internet, without without requiring users to subscribe to, or pay for a service such as Comcast or DirecTV. It can be delivered to every device that can be connected to the Internet. Some examples of OTT interfaces are Facebook, YouTube, and Amazon Video. Some examples of online learning via OTT are TEDEd and edX. There are three ways OTT will be critical to education in the near future:
Joshua Kim does not think virtual reality will ever really important in education, for these reasons:
A blog post from Dr. Joshua Kim
I think eventually virtual reality devices will be used a lot in education, say ten years from now.
The New Media Consortium (NMC) has released its preview version (for members only) of its Horizon Report for 2016. The technologies they cover include:
From Expert Reviews
John Biggs is the East Coast editor of TechCrunch. His tech predictions for 2016 are:
- Bitcoin will be boring.
- Bookstores will change completely
- AI will whisper to you.
- The era of hardware memes approaches.
- We’ll all be hacked.
- We’re all probably wrong.