Becta on julkaissut raportin, jossa ruoditaan trendejä, jotka muokkaavat teknologian hyödyntämistä koulutuksessa. Appendix A on raportin lopusta löytyvä yhteenveto trendeistä, koko raportti löytyy täältä. Bectan sivuilta löytyy myös 03/09 julkaistu teos mobiili-oppimisesta.
A Radically Different World
If you think our future will require better schools, you’re wrong.
The future of education calls for entirely new kinds of learning environments.
If you think we will need better teachers, you’re wrong.
Tomorrow’s learners will need guides who take on fundamentally different roles.
As every dimension of our world evolves so rapidly, the education challenges of tomorrow will require solutions that go far beyond today’s answers.
Bectan Appendix A: 24 broad trends identified in the pedagogy and curriculum research
1 Economic policy: Continuing government investment in education and training with technology
2 Globalisation: Increasing worldwide investment in technology for learning, with significant cultural differences
3 Building Schools for the Future (BSF): Major investment in capital rebuilding at secondary level
4 Online learning environments: Increasing investment in learning platform technologies particularly at school level
5 Curriculum innovation: Implementation of curriculum innovations, including support for collaborative and cross-curricular learning
6 Expanded children’s workforce: Growing workforce of professionals who deal with children, particularly in non-formal sectors
7 Non-traditional education providers: Expanded role for the third sector in learning
8 New pedagogies and teacher roles: New technology creating the conditions for new types of learning and teaching
9 21st-century teachers: teachers developing skills in exploiting technology for creativity and social networking
10 Co-option of technologies designed for business and social use: Striking the right relationship between the technology used in education and in the workplace, and the financial issues raised for education
11 Ubiquitous mobile devices: Mobile and ubiquitous technologies offering opportunities for personally managed learning within and outside the classroom
12 Personalisation and Web 2.0 services: Technologies developed for personalised commercial sites being adopted for education
13 ‘Perpetual-beta’ technologies: Web 2.0 technologies in continual development by software companies and by users
14 E-safety: Concerns of society about the risks to children of internet use, influencing the adoption of technology in schools
15 Just-in-time learning: Knowledge-based technology enabling learners to access content and services to meet their immediate needs
16 Reconfigured learning spaces: Learning spaces being reconfigured to facilitate new modes of learning which support personalisation
17 Lifelong multi-context learning: Learning seen as a continual and connected process across a lifetime
18 Technology-enabled whole-school services: Institutional services becoming more integrated
19 Learners as participants and co-creators of learning: Learners being engaged in designing and creating their own learning, enhanced by technology
20 Online assessment: Technology offering new forms of personal and formative assessment
21 The learning habits of the Net Generation: Younger learners, used to pervasive digital technology, transferring their habits of working with that technology to their learning
22 Integrating formal and informal learning: Increasing recognition of the need to connect formal and informal learning
23 Changing IT user skills: New ways of interacting with the internet affecting how learners study and learn
24 Gender divides: Boys and girls differing in their use of computers and the web.