In classrooms nationwide, primary school students are booting up laptops, Chromebooks, tablets and other devices on a daily basis. As the barriers around technology equity and access have fallen, the trend toward 1:1 computing in the classroom means many school districts are rethinking their entire approach to education.
Today many universities and educational institutions are beginning to realize the importance of equipping their classrooms/teaching facilities with AV technology. With the innovation and customization features of AV products now even traditional campuses can benefit from an entire AV system tailored to its layout and increase intelligibility.
Children come to school with very different needs and abilities, and millions of students struggle with basic reading or math skills. If teachers had more time to work with their students one-on-one, they would learn exactly where each child is having trouble. Often, that’s not always possible in a typical classroom setting -- but this is where adaptive learning can help.
There seems to be a widespread belief that every college or university is already deeply enmeshed in online learning. The reality is that many schools are still trying to figure out their online learning strategy. If you are thinking about investing in a new online learning program then you will have no shortage of advice.
The internet and a connected device no longer are luxuries or even nice-to-haves. Connectivity is fundamental to living life today -- for earning an education, finding a job and being a civic-minded citizen. Today, however, we are failing millions of schoolchildren who lack access.
In the 2016 K-12 Horizon Report, the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) explore short- and long-term trends in education, with a focus on how current and emerging technology in education will change learning in years to come. The report reveals that after many years of integrating technology into the classroom, the changes needed to make it effective in improving education are finally being enacted.
The data presented here are from a large scale, nationally-representative survey of African American youth (ages 11 to 17) and their parents, supplemented and informed by a series of ten focus groups with African American parents and youth across the country (for more information on the demographics of the survey and focus group samples, please see the Methodology).
“The early learning community has been wisely cautious about using technology with our youngest children,” said Libby Doggett, deputy assistant secretary for Policy and Early Learning at the Department of Education. “But technology, when used appropriately with caring adults, can help children learn in new ways–and lessen the growing inequity in our country.”
Alt School, located in Palo Alto, California, is an experiment in customized learning environments.
What is on the five-year horizon for K-12 schools worldwide? Which trends and technologies will drive educational change? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to overcome, and how can we strategize effective solutions?