Educational Technology

January 20, 2012

5 K-12 Ed Tech Trends for 2012

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By D.A. Barber, THE Journal

As the new year begins, education technology experts look at what’s ahead for learners and educators. In 2012 education technology will see an increased focus on individualization–from personalized learning environments to digital textbooks designed to connect students to the resources that work best for them. And with a growing number of students using handheld devices to access these learning tools, trend watchers can expect to see big pushes for faster innovation to tie everything together. “There are a few trends worth watching this next year,” said Karen Cator, the United States Department of Education’s (ED) director of technology. “I would say the expansion of mobile devices is one, expansion of ever improving digital content is another, and the expansion of social networking for learning is another.”

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