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Some Visions of the Future of Educational and Communications Technologies. Where are we now?. 14% of households have broadband access Internet is 20% invented (The Futurist, 2001) “Bane of Textbooks” 7 years from discovery to publication 2.5 years to publish one

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where are we now
Where are we now?
  • 14% of households have broadband access
  • Internet is 20% invented (The Futurist, 2001)
  • “Bane of Textbooks”
    • 7 years from discovery to publication
    • 2.5 years to publish one
    • Schools only order every 2-5 years (U. of Georgia Learning Lab, 1997)
where are we now1
Where are we Now?
  • Tablet pc’s are the evolution of the laptop. They allow information to be inputed via stylus and connect wirelessly to your desktop/laptop.
  • At least 6 major companies are making tablet pc’s
  • Microsoft’s Tablet Computing Site
where are we now2
Where are we Now?
  • http://www.1-800-555-tell.com/
  • Call the number (1-800-555-tell). Don’t worry, it’s free and contains appropriate content
  • Get news, stock, travel, weather, entertainment information, driving directions, and more. All without touching your keypad!
  • Voice recognition is becoming more mainstream as the technology gets better. Many other businesses such as Sprint and Amtrak are adopting voice agents for a more friendly approach to customer service.
where do 19 year olds get what they know
Where do 19 Year Olds Get What they Know?
  • Print (10%)
  • Audio (15%)
  • Peers (25%)
  • Video, Television, Movies (50%)

(1997, Center for Education Leadership & Technology)

predictions for the future
Predictions for the Future
  • 2004 - Video Conferencing
  • 2006 - Distance Learning
  • 2007 - 75% of magazines and books online
  • 2008 - Electronic notebooks overtake paper, voice and handwriting recognition

From GWU Forecast, 2002

predictions for the future1
Predictions for the Future
  • 2009 – Intelligent Agents
    • Apple’s “The Knowledge Navigator” (1987) CLIP1, CLIP2, LONG CLIP
    • Microsoft’s “Jenna” Video (2001) VIEW
  • 2012 – Foreign Language Translation
    • http://www.tranexp.com:2000/InterTran
  • 2019 – 85% of workforce telecommutes, Factory jobs fall to 10% of market

From GWU Forecast, 2002

what does this mean
What does This Mean?
  • “Ubiquitous Computing”
    • Widespread Use of Pocket PC’s
    • Wearable Computers
  • Large Storage Capacity
    • Flourescent Multilayer Disc (140GB)
    • Colossal Magnetoresistance (10 TB)
    • Holographic Molecular Disc (1 PB)
themes from the online discussion
Themes from the Online Discussion
  • Changes the way you access info
    • Teacher is not the only one with info
  • Simulations become easier to find and more realistic
  • Multimedia component (not just read it, see it too)
groups
Groups
  • Science
    • Aman, Mike, Danah
  • English/Grammar
    • Eduardo, Chun, Shenglan
  • History/Humanities
    • Scott, Yun
  • Mathematics
    • Khusro, Amy
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Once you have been split up, the groups will take 20-25 minutes to prepare a short presentation for the class (use paper, blackboard, powerpoint, etc.) on the past, present and future technology of their topics. Take a look at the site linked from the Bruce article: http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/~chip/projects/timeline/Make a timeline between the following periods:Start date: 1900End date: 2030Then groups will present their timeline to the class.