Things to Watch for in 2011

Check out JWT: 100 Things to Watch in 2011, a great list but beyond tablets for tots and e-books (#19, 87) they missed all learning trends, so let’s add a dozen to their list

  1. OER: states and districts are broke and are investigating open content
  2. Blended: schools that work better by incorporating online learning
  3. Games, especially mobile learning apps that extend learning
  4. Social learning: you manage your life this way, why not the classroom?
  5. Baby iPod: emergence of several vocabulary building  gizmos for tots

For more of what you’ll see and not see, check out The Pivot to Personal Digital Learning: 40 predictions

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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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