It may not be “The Winds of War.” It may not even be as exciting as “Sharknado,” but I would argue that the role of ed tech in Education 3.0 is far more important than anything Hollywood has produced (and definitely more valuable than sharks dropping from the skies?) Education 3.0 is what we can achieve when we begin to transform education. It’s the underpinning for things that we know, frameworks that we are creating, and models that we have studied for years.
Education 3.0 is what I believe we can aspire to so as to educate our students, at all levels, in ways that actually promote 21st-century skills and prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow (aka, the jobs that don’t exist today but which will be required in the future). It’s the coming together of creativity, outcomes, critical thinking, big data, personalization, and much more. For me, it’s really the confluence of three crucial education elements: Neuroscience, Cognitive (Learning) Psychology, and Education Technology. And so, in this first blog post, I will begin to discuss the infrastructure for Education 3.0: Education Technology.
Read the entire article by Jeff Borden on Wired at http://www.wired.com/insights/2013/09/education-3-0-embracing-technology-to-jump-the-curve/Image Credit: http://www.wired.com/insights/2013/09/education-3-0-embracing-technology-to-jump-the-curve/