I’m speaking at something called BETT in London next week. This is how the organisers describe the event:
“Bett is a global community where individuals discover technology for education and lifelong learning. Bett embraces innovative solutions that inspire, in order to shape and improve the way people learn from classroom to boardroom. In times where modern learning environments are becoming more mobile and ‘learning anywhere’ is more of a possibility, Bett gives visitors the opportunity to explore how technology can power learning, raise attainment and increase efficiency.” Ummm. OK.
Anyway, here’s a very quick scenario matrix for the future of education. If they don’t throw me out I’ll show it One driver is the level to which computers, other mobile devices, cloud storage, content creation, copyright and formats generally are well managed, ordered and predictable. The other driver is based on whether or not value is given to physical spaces and objects (schools especially) and to the physical presence of teachers and students.