The NMC, the Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education, the Swedish National Agency for Education (Skolverket), and the National Agency for IT and Learning in Denmark (Styrelsen for It og Læring), are releasing the 2015 NMC Technology Outlook for Scandinavian Schools at a special program at the 2015 Bett Show. This inaugural Scandinavian edition describes findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Nine key trends, nine significant challenges, and 12 emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next five years, giving Scandinavian school leaders, decision-makers, and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning. The report will provide these leaders with in-depth insight into how the trends and challenges are accelerating and impeding the adoption of educational technology. “Teachers, administrators, and practitioners across the world use the Horizon Project publications as springboards for discussion around important technologies, trends, and challenges,” says Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the NMC. “As examined in our first Scandinavian report, addressing the expansion of digital tests, along with supporting authentic learning opportunities through large-scale applications of BYOD and cloud computing will be critical over the next year.” Key Trends Accelerating Educational Technology Adoption in Scandinavian Schools The 2015 NMC Technology Outlook for Scandinavian Schools identifies “Expansion of Digital Tests,” “Rethinking the Roles of Teachers,” and the “Shift from Students as Consumers to Students as Creators” as fast trends accelerating the adoption of educational technology in Scandinavian schools for the next one to two years. The “Proliferation of Digital Delivery,” “Rethinking How Schools Work,” and the “Rise of Data-Driven Learning and Assessment” are mid-range trends expected to accelerate technology use for the next three to five years; and the “Growth of New Professions Entering Schools,” the “Increasing Use of Hybrid Learning Designs,” and the “Reinvention of the Personal Computer” are long-range trends, anticipated to impact schools for the next five or more years. Significant Challenges Impeding Educational Technology Adoption in Scandinavian Schools A number of challenges are acknowledged as barriers to the mainstream use of technology in Scandinavian schools. “Creating Authentic Learning Opportunities,” “Integrating Technology in Teacher Education,” and “Navigating Digital Competence” are perceived as solvable challenges — those which we both understand and know how to solve. “Blending Formal and Informal Learning,” “Implementing Knowledge and Success from Other Parts of Society,” and “Integrating Personalised Learning” are considered difficult challenges, which are defined as well understood but with solutions that are elusive. Described as wicked challenges are “Creating Systemic Policy and Synergies for Better Learning,” “Keeping Education Relevant,” and “Scaling Teaching Innovations,” which are complex to define, much less to address. Technologies to Watch in Scandinavian Schools Additionally, the report identifies BYOD, cloud computing, the flipped classroom, and games and gamification as digital strategies and technologies expected to enter mainstream use in the first horizon of one year or less. Learning analytics, makerspaces, open content, and social networks are seen in the second horizon of two to three years; The Internet of Things, robotics and programming, speech-to-speech translation, and wearable technology are seen emerging in the third horizon of four to five years. The subject matter in this report was identified through a qualitative research process designed and conducted by the NMC that engaged a Scandinavian body of experts in primary and secondary education, technology, business, and other fields around a set of research questions designed to surface significant trends and challenges. The Scandanavian expert panel was also asked to identify emerging technologies that have a strong likelihood of adoption in Scandinavian schools. The 2015 NMC Technology Outlook for Scandinavian Schools details the areas in which these experts were in strong agreement. “This report illuminates the key emerging technologies that educators, administrators, and policymakers need to seriously consider as pathways to enriching teaching and learning in schools across Scandinavia,” said Morten Søby, Head of Department of the Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education and co-principal investigator for the project.” Along with Søby, the report’s editorial board included Peter Karlberg at the Swedish National Agency for Education, Jakob Harder from the Danish National Agency for IT and Learning, and Øystein Johannesen from Nordland County in Norway. The 2015 NMC Technology Outlook for Scandinavian Schools is available online, free of charge, and is released under a Creative Commons license to facilitate its widespread use, easy duplication, and broad distribution. > Download the report (PDF) Share0Share0Share1Share0Share0Share0 One Response NMC lanserar THE 2015 NMC TECHNOLOGY OUTLOOK FOR SCANDINAVIAN SCHOOLS : SVERD – Svenska Riksorganisationen för Distansutbildning January 22, 2015 […] Läs mer här […] Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.