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#edutech 2015 - great conference, what's trending in #education?

Quite a few things actually!
I'll be elaborating during the week but here were the big things for me:


  • 3d printing based courses, services and the emergence of library maker spaces
  • Robotics and programming in education, the next key literacy
  • Rise of AI in all sorts of services from identifying  research frontiers to answering students frequently asked questions (e.g. Watson at Deakin)
  • Predictive analytics - helping students make decisions about future directions and advising staff which parts of the curriculum need a redesign
  • VR is coming to education in a big way, with students both creating world's and learning from VR experiences
  • Keep an eye on Microsoft's Hololens - this will take augmented reality to the next level
  • Active, authentic learning and assessment - often seen as hard to scale up, but please see the work of Eric Mazur for solutions
  • And of course the rise and rise of mobile device use to access educational environments
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