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Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Here I’d like to identify trends from 2015 which seem likely to persist or grow over the next year. I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Educational technology trends.

Personalized Learning Won’t Be So Easy: Thoughts on the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative by @hejames1008

TeacherCast

Perhaps I’m a little jaded, but when I read about Mark Zuckerberg’s and Priscilla Chan’s letter to their daughter which stated that technology would create a world where personalized learning was available to everyone, I thought: “No it won’t.”. We now have higher education that is entirely online. I recently completed a Masters degree while working full-time and taking a full load because online learning is so flexible. It did not adapt to the students.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system.