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Major Ed-Tech Trends for 2013

MAJOR ED-TECH TRENDS 2013 2013 will no doubt see countless technological advancements, some of these occurring in education. Here's a look at some of's ideas of what may happen in education in the next year: USE SMS MARKETING TO CONNECT EDUCATION - LIFE with Connect with your students by using the tools and channels that they use most. -TOOLS LIKE- Exact Target's MOBILE MARKETING RESOURCE CAN HELP 53% of college students own a smartphone 47% of them own a feature phone Schools can use SMS to connect with students several ways like: 93% text message on their phones 01 January of surveyed colleges send text message alerts as a part of a 89% Updating students on Keeping staff and students informed about important Notifying classes or deadlines, coursework entire schools of emergency closures. crisis communication plan. and schedule events. changes. SOCIAL MEDIA Enables Students HOW SCHOOLS HAVE USED SOCIAL MEDIA to TO ADDRESS ISSUES: EDUCATE COMMUNITIES Students can use social media to inform the public about issues. One class set up a Facebook page to raise awareness about an They also recorded and uploaded a rap video to YouTube addressing this issue. environmental problem in their community. Universities are also using social media to connect with students and their communities. Schools use social media for a variety of reasons including: 100% 83% 80% had a Twitter 70% of surveyed universities had a Facebook had a YouTube ENGAGING ALUMNI or Vimeo channel account 38% account ENGAGING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY THERE ARE A VARIETY OF UNIVERSITIES OFFER FREE non-credit ONLINE COURSES FREE education resources ONLINE INCLUDING They will continue to offer free webcasts of courses and lectures that anyone can view online. SEVERAL UNIVERSITIES OFFER FREE OCW OpenCourseWare COURSEWARE, INCLUDING: CONSORTIUM Massive Open Online Courses Online Accredited Courses* Stanford University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Johns Hopkins University Online Courses One popular Stanford University Massive Open Online Course had DIY Degrees > 160,00 *May be subscription-based participants register from 190 COUNTRIES 4 3D PRINTING HITS THE ROAD Affordable 3D printers are making more things possible in the classroom. TOOLS LIKE CUBIFY.COM'S 5.5 inch by 5.5 inch PRINTER CAN HELP Some predict that one day every classroom, if not every student, will own a 3D printer. 3D PRINTERS HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO Y CREATE: Since 3D printing technology is becoming more accessible to the public, more teachers and students are using it. Some 3D printing companies are developing 3D student curricula. paper covered by solar cells buildings from a human vein dust * WHAT ELSE CAN BE EXPECTED? * HERE ARE A FEW MORE PREDICTIONS UNIVERSITIES EMBRACE COUNSELING GOES GAME-BASED LEARNING BYOD INCREASE IN E-BOOKS HIGH-TECH MATURES As game-based learning becomes more POPULARITY Colleges may begin to ditch the traditional As student-to- The bring-your-own- device movement may gain in popularity as schools realize they can counselor ratios increase, some schools may opt for virtualizing college counseling. This way, students can sign up for one-on-one help when they need it. monograph in favor of less expensive e-books, which may accepted and effective, teachers will likely use save big bucks by allowing students to use their personal devices in the classroom. them more often in their attract more readers. classrooms. MORE SCHOOLS WILL GO TO SCHOOLS WILL EMBRACE THE CLOUD Universities may become more cloud-based as they find it can drive down IT costs, cut application costs, and allow anytime access for faculty, OPEN TEXTBOOKS Colleges may opt for the low- cost and cost-free open textbooks, over traditional textbooks, which are available for students to use and staff and students. teachers to modify. BY NG ND You are free: to Share -to copy, distribute and transmit the work. SOURCES: | | || | | || | | | | | I | | | #SocialMedia and Advancement: Insights From Three Years of Data Information provided by: ONLINE COLLEGES CURRICULUM

Major Ed-Tech Trends for 2013

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In 2013 increasing smartphone and tablet adoption will force educational institutions to deploy BYOD and cloud solutions, we’re also expecting to see a big rise in the use of 3D printing especially ...


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