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Technologies and trends 2012

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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 2012Media Tablets – no single platform and owner provided. IT systems need to be adaptive to accommodate multiple platforms.
Student and educators acquire their own tablets and bring them to school.



From point and click to touch, gesture and speech – services need to design new user interfaces. Students and Educators employ apps on their tablets rather than internet browsers on PCs.



Contextual and Social – services gathers and employs information on the user to personalise information and interaction.
Online courseware personalizes learning. Learning Management Systems adapt Facebook like capacities.



Internet of Things – services based on sensors that are connected to the internet to provide on-demand and in…