Recently I have found two articles that I would like to share. The first is called, ‘Telstra chief technology Officer Dr Hugh Bradlow explains the bizzare ideas set to become a reality‘.
This article explains how smart watches (pictured to the left) are about to go beserk, phones to become the centre of connected homes and how the modern day office can be anywhere in the world. I found the smart baby outfit monitor interesting and printing your own 3D candy a little bizzare.
The other article that I’d like to share is the sneak peak at the 2014 Horizon report which is due to be released in early February. “The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program” (reference). The project was designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education. The findings were:
1. Technology to watch (one year or less): Flipped classroom and Learning Analytics
2. Technology to watch (two to three years): 3D Printing and Game and Gamification
3. Technology to watch ( four to five years): Quantified Self and Virtual Assistance (these are both new to the reports)
Follow this link to download a copy of the report.