A turning point for education? Trends to watch in 2012

WW Education Insights questions whether 2012 will be a turning point for education. Whilst the blog is a Microsoft one which features Microsoft related initiatives, they note a number of trends including data driven learning, a fresh look at methodologies, the impact of devices, digital curriculum and others

While many schools will use the opportunity to save money on traditional textbooks to fund devices, schools have to think about this holistically and not just buy a device to replace a textbook. Digitizing textbooks in and of itself is not transformative, but by focusing on the entire learning continuum and how digital curriculum and content created by students and teachers can be connected to back-end systems that can link the student outcomes to assessments, personalized learning and increased student achievement…now that’s transformative change

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