I have been asked to write a few sentences for the Education Review Publication on where I hope learning that uses ICTs will be in five years time. In case my responses never end up going to print here is what I wrote…
- In five years I would hope that all schools would have reliable access to ultra fast broadband so they can access the work of others and effectively publish content that they have created. Alongside this children need appropriate hardware and a decent wireless connection to connect to that network. In five years time I envisage that we will have more access to more mobile devices because of their portability, price and popularity.
- I see cloud computing being more and more prevalent. It just makes sense to able to access web based resources where and when you need them without the need for a specific operating system or device but I see the lack of bandwidth as a major challenge.
- I would hope that many more parents would be able to participate in their children’s learning through sharing their children’s learning journeys on line — through blogs, wikis, e-portfolios and on-line collaboration.
- I see social media playing more of a role in on line learning. People are social animals and we can learn so much directly from others who form part of our personalised learning network.
What would YOU write?