Since everything changes so fast in the Web 2.0 world. The real issue is what we should do with these technologies for the future of teaching and learning. In other word, we should ask ourselves a question - What should we expect from new schools?
Harnessing the collective intelligence of education data
While the technology wasn't available then, today that vision is closer to reality. In future, an electronic personal education assistant modeled on this concept could direct students to activities that would work best for them at that moment (Solomon & Schrum, 2007).
The long tail of educational materials
Since "the long tail" is a economic concept, I found this video to explain what it is.
In the future, students and teachers will make the decisions and choose from among a seemingly endless supply of online content and tools that address their needs instead of having information delivered and methods mandated that someone else has decided would work.
The vision and the reality
It is definitely has a gap between the vision and the reality, so the hope is that professional development will fill that gap for current teachers and that new teachers will enter the profession armed with the technology skills they'll need to help students learn in new ways.
Toward a smart future
- Broadband Access in the U.S
- Net Neutrality
Brainstorming about schools and web 2.0
The brainstorming tool encourages groups to talk about the next generation of schools - by considering the stake holders, the learning ecosystem, the horizontal technology layers, and the necessary supporting elements.
NETS-T(National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers)
5.Productivity and Professional Practice
Teachers use technology to enhance their productivity and professional practice. Teachers:
A. use technology resources to engage in ongoing professional development and lifelong learning.
B. continually evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning.
C. apply technology to increase productivity.
D. use technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger community in order to nurture student learning.
CitationsSolomon, G., & Schrum, L. (2007). Web 2.0, new tools, new schools. Eugene, OR: Intl Society for Technology in educ.