Friday, September 23, 2005

Emerging Technologies: a framework for thinking

Have just downloaded the Emerging Technologies: a framework for thinking (pdf report) developed by Education Au for the ACT Dept of Education on emerging technologies (infrastructures, classroom and teaching tools, and delivery devices) relevant to education and training in pre-school, school and VET sectors. Technologies are no longer considered "emerging" when they are considered "must haves" such as has happened with e-mail.
Major focus is on technologies directly relating to the delivery and enhancement of teaching and learning.
Extremely comprehensive listing with brief summaries on educational uses and benefits and issues for each and some references to case studies. Definitions (and abbreviations) are clearly provided.
The report includes DR and IP; equity & accessibility; pedagogy & ICT; open source; web services; Standards; LMS; personalisation; digital student report card systems; plagiarism detection; virtual classrooms; IWBs; e-Portfolios; PDAS; Tablet PCs; gaming technologies; assistive technologies; syndication RSS & ATOM; podcasts & vodcasts; blogs and wikis; VoIP; moblogs; P2P; Smart Cards; a decision making matrix and much more, including an extensive reference list.
An excellent resource for educators!

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