Report: Tech trends in K-12 schools

December 28, 2015 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

The NMC (historically the New Media Consortium) is an international community of experts in educational technology . (About Us page). The NMC informs the decisions that people make about technology through timely and focused research, through events and collaboration, and through engaging people in substantive discourse.(Mission page)

NMC has released the 2015 report on trends facing K-12 schools.  Read the pdf here.  BTW, they have a similar report for libraries too.

Selected from the the executive summary section, pages 1 and 2. 

“The experts agreed on two long-term trends: rethinking how schools work in order to bolster student engagement and drive more innovation, as well as shifting to deeper learning approaches, such as project and challenge-based learning”.  (page 1)

” Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and makerspaces are expected to be increasingly adopted by schools in one year’s time or less to make use of mobile learning and cultivate environments where students take ownership of their education by doing and creating. The time-to-adoption for 3D printing and adaptive learning technologies are estimated within two to three years, while digital badges and wearable technology are expected to be mainstream in schools within four to five years.”  (page 1)

“It is our hope that this research will help to inform the choices that institutions are making about technology to improve, support, or extend teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in K-12 education across the globe.” (page 1)

From page 2, the following image brings together the teaching process trends, technology trends and the challenges.

Check it out! Rowan


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