So, of course, I felt I had to add my own over at the NPR/KQED education site MindShift. (But I felt no compulsion to go to ten, as I have no need to further demonstrate my counting skills.)
My take might be a little bit different as these five trends are culled from my first-hand observations at a half-dozen industry conferences this year. As a result, they include MOOCs, mobile, money, malls and … paper.
What didn’t I include?
The winner of 2012’s don’t-ask-a-question-you-don’t-want-answered award. It goes to one poor speaker at the EdNET conference.
From the lectern she asked, “What’s a two billion dollar industry that attracts millions of students a year?” There was a pause, and then a lone voice from the back of room called out, “Pornography!” The speaker, horrified, quickly said, “Oh my god! No! It’s online learning!”
For the rest, read “2012 edtech trends: insights from insiders” at MindShift.