18 predictions in Edtech for the next 5 years

February 21, 2017

What's on the horizon for higher ed institutions? NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition

NMC Horizon

  • The New Media Consortium (NMC) has released the 14th edition of its NMC Horizon Report: Higher Education Edition, a research collaboration between the NMC and the Educause Learning Initiative designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on education. This year, the Horizon Report posits the six key trends accelerating higher education technology adoption: blended learning designs and collaborative learning (short-term), learning measurement and learning spaces (mid-term), advancing cultures of innovation and deeper learning approaches (long-term).


This is how teachers are fighting fake news


  • Since a recent Stanford study showed that students at practically all grade levels can't determine fake news from the real stuff, the push to teach media literacy has gained new momentum. But teachers are taking up the challenge. NPR Ed asked educators to share their strategies for helping students sort out fact from fiction.


Is technology making teachers obsolete? Reflections of a veteran teacher

The Atlantic

  • Developments in education technology promise to assist teachers and school systems in supporting struggling students by providing individualized instruction. But at what cost? A veteran educator reflects on the personalized-learning trend that’s left him wondering if a computer is more capable of doing his job than he is.


THE Teaching Survey 2017: Times Higher Education’s first major survey of university lecturers

Times Higher Education

  • Teaching is a major source of satisfaction for university teachers. But there is also a lot of frustration due to bureaucratic burdens, lack of preparation time and unprepared students. These are some of the conclusions from Times Higher Education’s first major survey of university staff’s attitudes towards teaching.


The OEC presents the 2017 winners of OER & Project Awards for Open Education Excellence

Open Education Consortium


Micro-credentials for a more meaningful teacher training


  • While educators around the world are adopting various approaches that allow them to personalize learning for students, the same is rarely applied to professional development. A nascent movement of nonprofitsdistricts and educators are experimenting with micro-credentials as a way to allow teachers to personalize their professional learning so they can focus on growing skills they really need.


Pixar wants you to learn storytelling for free through Khan Academy


  • Pixar is helping others learn the secrets of great storytelling in partnership with online education provider Khan Academy. The first lesson is available now, and will provide an introduction to storytelling and help you create settings and characters.


NMC Beyond the Horizon > Digital Literacy (Part 2) (Feb. 22) 
Humanizing Online Teaching and Learning (Part 3) (Feb. 22) 
Creating a Culture of Acceptance for Online Education (Feb. 22) 
Connecting the Dots on ESSA and PD: What Education Companies Should Know (Feb. 23) 
How Google is Forever Changing the Classroom (Feb. 25) 

Chief Learning Officer Exchange of 2017  (Feb. 26-28)
National Conference on Education (AASA)  (Mar. 2-4)
SITE 2017  (Mar. 5-9)
INTED 2017 The 11th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference (Mar. 6-8)
SXSWedu (Mar. 6-10)
WTS 2017 Wearable Technology Show  (Mar. 7-8)
21CLK 2017 - 9th Annual 21st Century Learning International  (Mar. 10-11)
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