6 EdTech trends that will affect education

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.  

Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark is the CEO of Getting Smart. He has written or co-authored more than 50 books and papers including Getting Smart, Smart Cities, Smart Parents, Better Together, The Power of Place and Difference Making. He served as a public school superintendent and the first Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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