In the run-up to Bett earlier this year I invited ed tech companies to tell me what they predicted was going to be coming along, and what the challenges might be. To be specific, I asked them:
- What do you think will be the main things we'll be seeing in ed tech in 2018?
- What do you think will be the main ed tech challenges in 2018?
I was delighted that 44 companies responded.
Now that a quarter of the year has flown by, I thought it might be interesting to take another look at their predictions, and try to decide how accurate they have been so far. From a quick trawl through the responses, I think the predictions have held up pretty well so far. But what do you think?
Here is the first page of the survey. Ignore the references to the stand number, which related to the Bett exhibition. Just click on Next at the bottom of each page to view the next company in the list. They are in alphabetical order.
Just click on the image below to get started.
If you still have, or are planning to have, a computer lab, then these 24 things are essential to include.
What's on the horizon for education technology in 2018? And what are the challenges that schools are likely to face? I invited 43 organisations to share their views. Read on for more information, and a link to the free resource that resulted from this exercise.
Advertisement: some puff for the Digital Education newsletter.
Here in England, students are voting with their feet: the numbers studying Computing at higher levels are going down. I hate to say "We told you so" but....
It's not as if nobody warned 'them'.
When it comes to teaching Computing, who's the real expert in what to teach and how to teach it?
Information about my ebook, Education Conferences, plus where to buy it on Kobo.
Is 'making' really an effective -- or cost-effective -- way of learning programming? Guest contributor Derek Blunt has his doubts.
Fake news? Alternative facts? Post-truth? Read on for information about very useful and interesting resources to use in the classroom.
Here's a selection of very interesting and articles -- and one book -- about artificial intelligence, and how it does, or may, affect us. It includes a sobering list of jobs which no longer exist, and a debate.
If you're looking for ideas and resources for the new school term, here is a really good resource to get you going.