Beyond the Blackboard. Educational Medium Reform. Welcome to the future of education! Enter: Beyond the Blackboard. Mission : To reform the educational medium into a simple, streamlined , unified learning ecosystem. Founded : 2008 Target population: High school and college students
Educational Medium Reform
Mission: To reform the educational medium into a simple, streamlined , unified learning ecosystem.
Target population:High school and college students
Current Size: 31 members
Goal: To be present in majority of schools by 2017
The mission statement of Beyond the Blackboard (BtB) is evident in their Portal program through the nature of its exclusive software. Similar to Google, BtB strives to be an open, free thinking organization with simplicity in mind. The BtB organization should be observed in the coming few years to see if they leave a footprint behind in education or end up being just another “neat” idea.
Review of literature
A Deeper look…
Individualized learning becoming a growing trend
Use of Ipad in classroom
Next 25 years theme
Diversity in delivery of learning and information
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A brief look into scenario building and scanning
Scanning begins with an idea that may or may not be possible in the future. Research that includes expert opinion is done to fortify the idea. The idea then becomes analyzed by local and national data centers before becoming a more accurate and plausible scenario.
A flow chart representation of scanning as it is described in The steps for futuring. The steps for futuring. Journal of Extension, 42(3).Scanning
Accurate Plausible Scenario
Research fortified Idea
Betts, K. H. (2009). Re-examining & repositioning higher education: twenty economic and demographic factors driving online and blended program enrollments. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 13(4), 3-23.
Sobrero, P. M. (2004). The steps for futuring. Journal of Extension, 42(3).