I am preparing a presentation on the future of e-learning for HE education.
Any suggestions on best technologies?
What do you think will be here in 5 years and has a good pedagogical basis?
posted by Susie Rebelo Hopkins
Boaz Mermelstein said: I'm not sure the prediction of the tools we are going to use in 5 years from now has a lot of potential. Gartner do that annually with no big success. It seems to me that a better approach is to predict the usages. In here I see two parallel directions: many universities will discover they must go online and they will take the old familiar way – video lectures, papers to read and assignment to submit, all packed in traditional LMS. Unfortunately This will by the most common approach on the next 5 years. The other path (taken by the minority..) will be more constructivist and will be based upon collaborative, content creation and data mining tools, and gamification. The actual tools may be change rapidly here, but the direction will continue.
Pedram Badakhchani said: I'm researching mobile apps that will easily allow learners to create content or "do their homework". Don't know if you have seen EDUonGo. They are working on integrating it with Prezi, which now supports multi user collaboration in real-time. Also check "Identify a particular e-learning tool and explain how you would encourage faculty and students to engage with its use to enhance teaching and learning on the Cambridge Executive MBA"
Steve Covello said: Prediction - the LMS as a standalone application will disappear and be replaced by an opensource platform built on Drupal. My justification for this is based on the proven quality and security of Drupal used in Web-based communication, the global prevalence of developers, and the adoption of Drupal in HE for other needs. An Drupal-based LMS would fit nicely on top of this platform in a more integrative way than current methods.
David Goodman said: What does the future learning technologies look like for the northerm hemisphere vs the southern? West vs East? rich vs poor? A polticial question - does everyone wish that others have an improved learning experience? Education is an economic, job unemployment, citizen compliance, conformance, etc. issue. Having left my soapbox of babble - I would like to see a visual, immersive board that is haptic and responsive to my learning whims. My learning world will change as I touch a topic, reference, picture, sound, etc - that may all be related or not.I would like to become a hologram sitting in a virtual environment listening and seeing Homer with discussions going on with many others who debate him on his philosophy as it pertains to us today. Dreaming is OK with me.
Connie Malamed said: At the beginning of the year, I thought about this question from the instructional design and technology angle and thought these approaches were trending: backchannel, content curation, expanded role for learning architects, flipped learning, gamification, HTML5 for mobile, blended learning that includes social media. The article is here if you want it more in-depth: Learning Technology Trends To Watch In 2012
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