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Top 10 Educational Technologies of 2012


School Library Journal TopTen 2012School Library Journal has listed the top 10 educational technologies of 2012 for our awareness that shift happens. It’s a good time for us to review all the trends at the end of this year.

It’s exciting. Let’s examine some of the stickier trends and trends-to-be and see where our opportunities are. (actually there are 12 trends to watch)

1. OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES/USER-GENERATED CONTENT.

2. CURATION FOR DISCOVERABILITY.

3. CREATIVE COMMONS.

4. MOOCS ARE BUSTING OUT.

5. DIGITAL LEARNING BADGES.

6. FLIPPING.

7. PORTABILITY.

8. COLLABORATION AND CONNECTION.

9. MAKERSPACES/LEARNING COMMONS.

10. KID POWER.

11. SEEING THE LIGHT.

12. BIG DATA.

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You might also want to check out : Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013 .

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