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Envisioning ICT, eLearning and Vocational Education: 2015-2020


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The Horizon Reports, New Media Consortium
Trends and Challenges 2012 to 2016
  • International 2011 Edition
  • 2011 K-12 Edition
  • Australia - NZ 2010 Edition
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Key Trends (K-12)

1. The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the Internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as educators.
2. As IT support becomes more and more decentralized, the technologies we use are increasingly based not on school servers, but in the cloud.
3.Technology continues to profoundly affect the way we work, collaborate, communicate, and succeed.
4. People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want to.
5. The perceived value of innovation and creativity is increasing.

Critical Challenges (K-12)

1. Digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession.
2. Economic pressures and new models of education are presenting unprecedented competition to traditional models of schools.

21st Century Education in New Brunswick, Canada


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Beyond Current Horizons, Future Lab, UK

Beyond Current Horizons was a research programme set up to examine how social and technological change over the coming 20 or so years may present new challenges or opportunities for education.

The overall goal of the project was to build a set of long-term and challenging scenarios for the future of education 2025 and beyond in the context of socio-technical change.
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2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Education, KnowledgeWorks

The 2020 Forecast is a tool for thinking about, preparing for, and shaping the future. It outlines key forces of change that will shape the landscape of learning over the next decade.
The forecast contains four major types of information:
  • Drivers of Change
  • Trends
  • Signals
  • Learning Agents
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Future Work Skills 2020 - Institute for the Future

This report analyzes key drivers that will reshape the landscape of work and identifies key work skills needed in the next 10 years. It does not consider what will be the jobs of the future. Rather than focusing on future jobs, this report looks at future work skills—proficiencies and abilities required across different jobs and work settings.
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Australian Digital Futures Institute, University of Southern Queensland

Launches probes into futures for teaching, research, knowledge construction and creative expression. We think our odyssey is vital because it combines the endless capacity for wonder and learning with the infinity of technological ingenuity and imagination.
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The Smart Services CRC is a $120m, commercially focused collaborative research initiative, developing innovation, foresight and productivity improvements for the services sector.

The Smart Services CRC research expertise covers: Content delivery networking; information security; digital asset management; advanced computational systems; digital media; flexible learning; agent technologies; multimedia content delivery; artificial intelligence; medical informatics; language learning model; multi-modal & immersive interfaces; machine learning; data mining; wireless mobility; information management systems; user modelling; user centre design; service oriented architecture; software as a service; social networks; user generated innovation; law; marketing & advertising; strategic business and market foresight; business process re-engineering; service delivery tools and platforms.
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**VIDEOS**: Change in Education: Tasmanian Polytechnic YouTube Playlist

  • Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?
  • RSA Animate: Changing Education
  • Did You Know 4.0
  • EPIC 2015
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The Rise of Generation C - Implications for the World of 2020


"By the year 2020, an entire generation will have grown up in a primarily digital world..."
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Emerging Practice in a Digital Age: A guide to technology-enhanced institutional innovation
JISC (2011)

Emerging Practice in a Digital Age draws on recent JISC reports and case studies and looks at how colleges and universities are continuing to embrace innovation and respond to changes in economic, social and technological circumstances in a fast changing world.
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The Flipped Classroom

Created by Knewton and Column Five Media



Blended Learning

Knewton Blended Learning



The State of Digital Education

Created by Knewton and Column Five Media