Technology changes so rapidly that the newest tablets, phones, and tools are often outdated within a couple years. Pair that fast pace with the education industry, which is notoriously slow to adopt new things, and it doesn’t exactly sound like a recipe for innovation.
But educators can take their classrooms to the next level, and they can innovate, if they know which technologies to keep on their radar.
During TCEA, Dr. Maureen Yoder, a professor in Lesley University’s Educational Technology Department, presented 18 education trends that will take top billing in 2018.
Yoder based her list on some of the top digital transformational trends in education, including classroom devices, redesigned learning spaces, artificial intelligence, personalized learning, and gamification. In some cases, a technology claims two or three spots because it has different applications or different functions that can be used separately.