Educational and Technopedagogical Trends: Well-Founded Predictions or Simple Speculation?
According to Leblanc and Antaya, educational and technopedagogical projections can provide examples of conceivable scenarios and help teachers diversify their methods and strategies; they can also be useful in that they show us what is being done elsewhere. At the same time, however, they involve speculation, and therefore must be taken with a pinch of salt. To illustrate the wave of predictions currently flooding the world of education, the authors explore a few approaches deemed promising by the Open University. Although they will certainly inspire you, make sure to heed the authors’ advice and remember that any so-called “revolutionary” technology can fall by the wayside in the field of teaching, either gradually or all at once. As highly anticipated as they may be, some innovations still may come to naught, as the examples cited amply demonstrate. Social and technological changes are also explored from a sociological standpoint.
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