Why, then, should educators consider some of the current predictions of developments in digital technologies?
If educators are to shape the future of education) and not have it shaped for them by external technical developments) it is crucial that we engaged with developments in digital technologies at the earliest stages. We need to understand how best we might harness these changes. Without this early engagement we risk, as always being the Cinderella sector of the technology world – constantly receiving the hand-me-downs from the business, defence and leisure industries and then trying to repurpose them for educational goals. Withouth this early engagement, we also risk designing educational practies and approaches that will be rendered obsolte and anachronistic in the context of new human-technology capabilities.”
Futurelab – Resources – Publications, reports & articles – Opening Education reports – 2020 and beyond
I’m going through several FutureLab reports for a project at work, and I found a quote worth sharing in this document: