Current or Emerging Trends
Horizon Project 2014 Higher Education
I chose this website as it had a wide variety of information to choose from & it was current
and contributions were from multiple sources. Returning to the world of school – things
have changed. I Graduated high school 1979 & from nursing school in 1985. My 1st job was
typing on electric typewriters with ink ribbons and we used carbon paper. If any mistakes
were made, you either had to start the document over or use correction tape or liquid
paper.I didn’t own my first computer in the early 1990’s. I didn’t really become aware of
the internet until 15 years later. Things changed without me really knowing it.
Returning to school 25 years later was at first, absolutely overwhelming, new technology
changing at an amazing speed was anxiety provoking. I now deed help from my kids a role
reversal I wasn’t quite ready for.
There are so many gadgets, apps & other resources available now that were not even
thought of when I was in school. Smart phones, iPads, iPods, lap tops & tablets. There are
apps for everything you can think of and some you’d never even image you needed. The
way of the future is a more global outreach, a more global classroom. Educators & schools
need to stay on top of changes or risk becoming dinosaurs. Education is now a global
system where the pace isn’t going to slow down. Educators have to speak the language of
the students. Students need to feel their teachers aren’t antiquated.