The Ed tech Trends on the Cusp of Mainstream

By Stephen Noonoo, eSchoolNewsEditor, @stephenoonoo
May 11th, 2015

Here’s a preview of K-12 Horizon Report notes big ed tech shifts from eSchoolNews. The final Horizon Report will be released at the ISTE Conference at the end of June.

This year, BYOD and makerspaces have their stars on the rise—they could be in 20 percent of classrooms by year’s end. And over the next few years, 3D printing, adaptive software, and even wearable technologies in schools could do the same, according to an advanced preview of this year’s K-12 Horizon Report, an annual trendsetting look at the current state of technology and learning produced by the New Media Consortium. Each year, the report confers with a panel of education experts and takes a close look at the trends, challenges, and underlying developments driving today’s education technology adoption and implementation.

The final product whittles dozens of emerging and established ed tech topics into just 18, arranged by category—the trends, challenges, and developments referenced above—and time to adoption (or, in the case of challenges, complexity of the problem and how close we are to solving it).

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