Desktop Research: Significant Challenges

This area is a place to collect "Technologies to Watch" lists published by other organizations. Though these lists and publications may serve a different audience and purpose than the Horizon Report does, they contain many useful descriptions and discussions that can and should inform our work.

We'd love to see your clippings here as well! Please use the edit this page button to add more, or add comments on how or why you think they may or may not be important. As is the convention throughout the Horizon Project Wiki, we ask you to identify items you think are of high interest to us, as I have done here by typing 4 tilde (~) characters-- - Vic Vic Sep 16, 2015. This will help us to sift through the articles and determine which ones resonate most strongly with the board as a whole.

Recommended Reading

  • 5 Biggest Challenges Facing Edtech in 2015
    http://www.dougwoods.co.uk/blog/5-biggest-challenges-facing-edtech-in-2015/
    Keeping students on task, developing a curriculum that incorporates ICT without separating computing from other disciplines, and the evolving relationship between humans and technology all post major challenges for leveraging technology for teaching and learning.- abdulrahman.hasan abdulrahman.hasan Oct 10, 2015 page is not found

  • Global Competence
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC21OAm1N0U
    This video identifies vital global competencies students need to acquire as they develop a sense of global citizenship, giving them the capability to investigate the world, have empathy toward all people regardless of cultural differences, communicate in a variety of forms and situations, and finally identify issues in order to create solutions.- azielinska azielinska Oct 10, 2015 Yes, moving students from digital citizenship to digital leadership, thinks - michael.lambert michael.lambert Oct 10, 2015.
  • A Guide to Surviving—and Thriving—at Project-Based Learning
    https://www.edsurge.com/news/2015-09-08-a-guide-to-surviving-and-thriving-at-project-based-learning
    Thrive, a charter school in one of San Diego’s rougher neighborhoods, wasn't founded only to educate its own students, but also to serve other schools by making things that are replicable. This article shares thoughts from several Thrive faculty members on integrating project-based learning into curriculum. Practical advice and direction in this article - jessica.hale jessica.hale Oct 11, 2015- patrick.mcmahon patrick.mcmahon Oct 11, 2015"Will have to borrow the "steak & the sizzle!""
  • Higher Education Challenges Post-2015 – UNESCO
    http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140508162141672
    The quality of schooling in many countries has continued to suffer from limited learning resources, teacher shortages, teacher absenteeism, and distance and safety to travel to and from school. UNESCO has identified six educational imperatives for the post-2015 development agenda, including flexible lifelong and life-wide learning opportunities harnessing the potential of ICTs.
  • How to Lead Professional Development for Makerspace and STEM Educators
    https://www.edsurge.com/news/2015-07-29-how-to-lead-professional-development-for-new-makerspaces-and-stem
    The Pittsburgh FAB Institute was created by several school districts in Western Pennsylvania and several instructors from Ohio to provide professional development on incorporating making and fabrication in curriculum. The training model can be used by other schools to bring down the silos in schools, between art, computer science and technology education.- azielinska azielinska Oct 10, 2015 - michael.lambert michael.lambert Oct 10, 2015 - jessica.hale jessica.hale Oct 11, 2015- tosca.killoran tosca.killoran Nov 10, 2015
  • IoT Asia Panel on How to Define Success and Avoid Failure
    http://www.m2mnow.biz/2014/07/22/22913-iot-asia-panel-define-success/
    In this session from IoT Asia, an expert panel discusses what can be learned from Internet of Things failures to highlight security risks and understand how to achieve success.
  • Learning Analytics Community Exchange
    http://www.laceproject.eu/learning-analytics-context/
    LACE is a collaboration of partners who seek to reduce risks and increase the benefits of learning analytics through unity of research, policy, and practice, while building communities of practice in the field. - jessica.hale jessica.hale Oct 11, 2015
  • MOOCs for Schools
    http://www.educationtimes.com/article/78/20140707201406301630461876f757075/MOOCs-for-school.html
    The United Nations estimates that 57 million children are not enrolled in any formal schooling, and MOOCs have the potential to help fill this education gap. - michael.boll michael.boll Oct 7, 2015 I find MOOC's may not address the true problem here which is why these children are not enrolled. Is it poverty? Violence? Etc? Sure, it may hit 10% and that alone is a big number, but it does not truly solve the root issues. - abdulrahman.hasan abdulrahman.hasan Oct 10, 2015

  • School Technology Struggles to Make an Impact
    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34174795
    OECD education director Andreas Schleicher provides insight into why technology is failing to positively impact student test performance:
    "The impact of technology on education delivery remains sub-optimal, because we may over-estimate the digital skills of both teachers and students, because of naive policy design and implementation strategies, because of a poor understanding of pedagogy, or because of the generally poor quality of educational software and courseware." - abdulrahman.hasan abdulrahman.hasan Oct 10, 2015
While this article makes some great points, there seems to be quite a few lurking variable in the research that was
reported.- jessica.hale jessica.hale Oct 11, 2015