There are many new technologies being used in classrooms today: social networking, online teaching, class blogs and wikis, podcasting, interactive whiteboards, and mobile devices.
Based on Gartner, Inc. Predicted top 7 strategic technologies (related to learning) and trends for 2012
- Apps – by 2014 over 70 billion mobile applications – services are moved from a centralise container of content & media to a broker of services between app stores and clients.
Education publishers and service providers publish via app stores for world to access and students download apps to their tablets
- Next-Generation Analytics – movement from singular offline data analytics to in-line connected data analytics. This is a move from providing information to the environments to test simulations for predictions.
Virtual Game-based Learning (via organizations such as Quest Atlantis) provides data-rich environments for students to experiment in.