These are my notes from Monica Martinez’s CoSN09 spotlight session, “Navigating Beyond the Now: The Force, Trends, and Signals that will impact Learning in the Next Decade.” MY THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS ARE IN ALL CAPS. THERE ARE SOME AMAZING VIDEOS HERE. POWERFUL IDEAS. GOOD SYNTHESIS AND RESOURCES.
The Institute For The Future – www.iftf.org
KnowledgeWorks Foundation and the Institute for the Future (IFTF) are pleased to present the 2006-2016 Map of Future Forces Affecting Education. Created by a range of experts and analysts, the map is a forecast of the future, and each element on the map represents forces that could affect learning in the next decade. Many of these forces can work in tandem, and they could also appear seemingly unconnected. Nothing is definite. We don’t encourage debating with the forecast, but rather encourage you to explore the map, think about what you’ve seen, and use the map and its interactive features for group and online discussion. Think of the map as a catalyst for conversation.
an Expanding Learning Economy
– how make learning richer for students
– personalize learning
– broker online learning experiences
– leverage networking
– volitile, uncertain, complex and ambiguious
– urban wilderness and families/communities
For each trend we’re seeing creative responses to it
social communities are intensely participatory and transparent
Key question: how can technology play a role in connecting students with their communities?
– how can schools’ physical infrastructure keep nimble enough to respond quickly to change
– are there areas of technology or infrastructure where you could make a difference
– how can leaders make a difference today?
media-rich pervasive learning
– serious gaming is one outcome: Darfur is Dying is an example
– World Without Oil is another game example
– serious gaming may eclipse the music industry in terms of income
opportunities for virtual experiences will only be increasing in the years ahead
San Francisco Exploratorium is leveraging these interactive potentials well
Digital tables may be coming soon, example of embedded technologies
whether or not these things happen at school, students are engaging with these devices in their lives, these provide communication and interaction possibilities
– big challenge to help students perceive schools as complex and engaging environments as the outside world
Forrester Research chart of students as content creators, critics, collectors, joiners, spectators, inactives
– here is the actual research report: The Growth Of Social Technology Adoption by Josh Bernoff
Need to balance standardization with all of this
– how can we move instructional materials which are created in this environment
– which tools provide real levers for learning, how can you service them once they are introduced?
– how can you best communicate with teachers about those possibilities
– what are issues regarding acceptable use
– how can you negotiate a balance between technical and pedagogical considerations?
EACH OF THESE QUESTIONS FROM THIS PRESO WOULD MAKE A GOOD SESSION ITSELF
MY QUESTION: WHAT SCHOOLS
Her answer: New Technology High Schools headquartered in Napa
– personalizing learning around PBL
MY QUESTION: OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS TO GET INVOLVED IN YOUR WORK?
her answer: not not yet, but that chance may be coming
– a new 2020 forecast is coming “Creating the Future of Learning”
78 YouTube videos on the Knowledge Works YouTube channel
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On this day..
- Great reason NOT to use iBuildApp - 2014
- eBooks Sandbox: a space to share free eBook experiments! - 2012
- Secret iPhone Agreement (now public) and Apple User Ethics - 2010
- Platforms for idea sharing are essential (even family learning blogs) - 2010
- A projector in my pocket and a Netbook in my satchel - 2009
- Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns (CoSN 2009 closing keynote) - 2009
- Empowering 21st Century Superintendents to Achieve a Culture of Transformation through Technology - 2009
- The Sugar User-Interface Opportunity by Anne Gentle - 2009
- Google Apps: Implementation and Changing the Way We Do Business - 2009
- Social Networking, Web 2.0, and Learning: What the Research Says - 2009