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Envisioning The Future of Educational Technology


This visualization is the result of a collaboration between the design for learning experts TFE Research and emerging technology strategist Michell Zappa, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. It attempts to organize a series of emerging technologies that are likely to influence education in the upcoming decades. Despite its inherently speculative nature, the driving trends behind the technologies can already be observed, meaning it’s a matter of time before these scenarios start panning out in learning environments around the world.

We have great hopes for the benefits educational technology can have on learning and teaching. But it’s necessary to think through, not rush through these cool stuffs. Do we need this many technologies in the education system? Are we recreating the wheel too many times for the sake of catching up with the latest trend? Are we thinking engagement through technology before quality learning experiences?

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“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
"I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game," President Barack Obama said while touring a tech-focused Boston school (year 2011).
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