Now that we’ve popped the cork on 2016, we’ve also had some time to reflect on this past year. After all, 2015 did see a plenty of new technologies and solutions bloom while others faded from the limelight.
The Internet of Things, for instance, crawled into schools as wearables and connected devices became less expensive. Beacon technology allows teachers to push educational materials to students’ tablets at set times. Wearables track students’ heart rates and steps as they exercise in gym class. IP video surveillance systems are being hired to improve security. The rise of 3D printing was even more meteoric. Gamification, on the other hand, lost its place, in general the future of educational technology looks abuzz with a number of innovations and breakthroughs.
Let’s discuss a few pointers which would help us understand what we have in store for the future of educational technology in 2016: