10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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Some hot topics will be virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, coding and the maker movement. One of the biggest EdTech trends in 2016 and for the years to follow will be gamification. Gamification will provide the necessary motivation, engage learners, and bring back the fun element in the learning process. Many universities, like Stanford, have caught on to that trend and are already offering courses and degrees in gamification. Mobile learning.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participatory, hyperlinked library services; DIY and maker movements; emerging technology in academic and research libraries; Google Glass—our Library 2.014 conference covered a broad range of topics and these were among the most notable. Susan Hildreth will reflect on how the DIY and maker movements—particularly as they relate to STEM education (with badges to certify skill development)—place libraries as central learning hubs for their communities.