eSchool News reports on the six technologies soon to affect education

– One year or less: collaborative environments and online communication tools


– Two to three years: mobile devices and cloud computing


– Four to five years: smart objects and the personal web

The big one they missed, in the 2-3 year category is adaptive content.  As digital content evolves from flat and sequential to engaging and personalized, we’ll see increased persistence, motivation, and achievement—it’s the game changer that will make blended learning (mix of online/online) the format of the future.  

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Tom Vander Ark
Tom Vander Ark is author of Smart Parents, Smart Cities and Getting Smart. He is co-founder of Getting Smart and Learn Capital and serves on the boards of 4.0 Schools, eduInnovation, Digital Learning Institute, Imagination Foundation, Charter Board Partners and Bloomboard. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

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