According to the author, John Cavanaugh, in 2025 students will experience learning through virtual reality, AI, and fully immersive course content. They also be taught in part by computer-based teaching assistants.
In his latest post Joshua Kim reviews Steven Poole’s new book, Rethink: The Surprising History of New Ideas. Poole’s thesis is that many of the ideas we think are “new” have been around for decades. One example is the electric car. In 1900 there were more than 30,000 electric cars registered in the US. Another example is MOOCS. Kim says that educators should have placed MOOCS within the long tradition of distance education instead of claiming they were a new paradigm that would disrupt and revolutionize education. I have put Poole’s book on my to-read list.
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:
This is from an article in Time Magazine by Stuart Frankel and Christian Hammond. Their predictions are:
- New inventions using AI will explode.
- Employees will work alongside smart machines.
- Executives will demand transparency.
- Artificial Intelligence will reshape companies outside of IT.
- Innovation labs will become a competitive asset.
Another great post from Dr. Joshua Kim.
I hope you enjoy playing with all these new toys.