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K-12 education: 6 trends, 6 challenges, 6 incoming technologies

By Colin Wood, Converge
May 26th, 2015

Preview of annual report identifies where K-12 education and education technologies may be headed

education-technologiesOn May 12, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the New Media Consortium (NMC) gave a small online audience a taste of the nation’s K-12 education technology trends for 2015.

After about two months of work, a panel of about 50 experts settled on six trends, six challenges and six coming technologies in K-12 education, which are outlined in a preview version of the upcoming report, set for release on June 29.

The panel of technology and education experts from across the nation — holding titles like chief information officer, school principal and leader of NGOs — shared ideas on a wiki and eventually voted on the most impactful forces in lower education today.

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