Future of mobile technology

Technology is changing rapidly. 10 years ago my grandmother said, “Deep, if I could see you in my mobile” as I was not living with her and she wanted to meet me everyday. Now it is very common to do FaceTime or google hangouts. We never predicted that we...

Mobile collaboration Q3

In the very near future, I think our mobile devices will be increasingly attached to us physically (like the Apple watch, or Google Glass), and also increasingly voice activated. So mobile collaboration will become as familiar to us as walking, eating, talking –...

Mobile collaboration Q2

One small concern is that as students and employees will increasingly all have personal mobile devices, it may be totally up to the individual to buy, update, and maintain the device used for work and school. Institutions should maintain strong tech support teams in...

Mobile collaboration Q1

What excites me the most about mobile collaboration is that it can be done from smartphones from anywhere in the world, with no need for expensive software or institutional networks. One little device that fits in your pocket is enough to connect you by video, voice,...

Creating an elite class

As we know that not all students can have the privilege to access the technology that we teachers are supposed to use in class. I have a cleaning lady in my house and her daughter is in grade 8. She always come to my house to check the email or do any online work,...

Anytime and Anywhere Access

The best part of mobile technology is anytime, anywhere access. That is the most exciting part of mobile technology. However, if we talk about access, future seems to be in cloud technology not one particular device.

Future of collaboration

Collaboration will no longer be restricted to peers or those in your locale.  We will have open access to experts across the globe, and language will not be a barrier to our communication.  Ideas and innovations will be willingly shared to better our world, together. ...

My concern?

I’m not sure I have a legitimate concern around collaboration.  Could it be that we over-indulge ourselves in collaboration and forgot what it’s like to have individual, original thought?

What makes me excited

I am excited about cultivating the culture of collaboration.  Currently, my adult learners are less than enthused when I suggest they collaborate with each other.  The end result is usually an intuitive, well-thought out and planned presentation but to get them to...

Q3 – Predictions for the future

I find that predicting the future of technology to be a pretty daunting task.  As Moore’s Law states that the power of technology changes at an exponential rate, technology has changed so much in the last 10 years, the next 20, 30 and beyond will be so far...

Q2 – Concerns

My biggest concern is the potential in-equity technology due to socioeconomic status.  I think that though this always is a concern, it can be minimized by careful technology planning by school to bridge this gap.

Q1 – response

The area that excites my the most about Mobile collaboration is the ability for students to create something with each other in real time. Using different apps that provide more than one student to edit a document or presentation has the ability to create real...

Yammer

This looks like an interesting platform. Integrated with Office 365 and provides a secure setting for collaboration with ‘co-workers’. I haven’t found any examples where it has been used in education, seems to be a business application at this time....

Q3

I don’t know about 2- or 30 years, but I see our world becoming responsive to us. The idea of a piece of technology will become obsolete. We will be immersed in a society built entirely on technology, where the environment around us ‘knows’ us and...

Q2

Access – the ability to access technology is the major concern moving forward. As technology developed, cost should decrease, whoever the trend is for technology to become more expensive, making it prohibitive to those that could benefit most from it.

Privacy

As with other educational technologies, I believe that the biggest issue(s) with mobile collaboration will be privacy and ownership of data; more specifically, how what you produce is stored, and who owns that information.

The thing that excites me the most about the future of mobile collaboration is the scale to which people can solve problems. As an example, users of a game called Foldit were able to solve an HIV protease problem within 3 weeks and are now tackling the ebola virus. I...

Q1

The idea of devices that are adaptive – that change and modify their structure and design according to how I use the device (time of day, in different spaces, etc.). Adaptive technology – the personalization of technology – is very exciting.

Eye-Phone and Holograms

Futurama’s ‘Eye-Phone’ would be amusing to see. I think integrated and seamless interactive technology and the use of holograms will be employed in the next fifty or so years. Will be incredible to see how that impacts our culture and way of...

Lack of F2F

I love mobile collaboration, but the overwhelming integration into every aspect of our lives is a bit concerning. I’m more concerned about how we privilege technologies over traditional approaches when they seemingly to do add any further features. The good old...

Painting a perfect picture

Many people’s online identity paints a perfect life & happy picture, which in face to face reality is not always the case. Not only in the case of perfect looks & achievements, but also in an emotional context. Only positive emotions are painted as...

In the future …

the idea of being connected to the Internet will be an archaic notion. The entire planet will have free wireless access and devices will always be connected.

Fears

I didn’t want to repeat what others have said, but I admit that lack of face-to-face interaction is my biggest concern. Not just face to face though – voice to voice as well, my 13 year son refuses to call and speak to his friends and insists on texting...

Question 1

One of the most interesting aspects of mobile learning is the possibility of making productive use of times when we otherwise would not be able to be learning interactively, the hour long bus ride home, being a passenger in a car, the ferry ride, our lunch break,...

Q3: Future is limitless

I’d imagine that in 100 years from now, technology will be far beyond what we could imagine! I think that the movie with Tom Cruise in which he is arrested for even thinking about committing a crime may be possible, or even using robots/life bots to do our...

Q2 Fears: Interaction and time management

I fear that with increased mobile collaboration, the replacement of solely online interactions with everyone.  The reinforcement of using only technology to interact with the need for eye contact and in person collaboration will be diminished and replaced.  As well,...

Q1: Most excited about

I’m most excited about the ability to collaborate across schools, districts and boards if students and districts are on board with using the same collaborative tools and devices. The ability to collaborate nationally and globally is a wonderful aspect of...

Getting behind

I’m not an early adopter and so I’m easily overwhelmed by too many apps.  I wish there was a clear winner and less repetition within categories, and (I admit this sheepishly) I wish someone would just tell me what the best collaborative technology is. I...

Mobile excitement

The ability to work anywhere, any time with anyone across the world is a very exciting aspect of mobile collaboration. I love the idea that students (and me) can interact with people and cultures we may never otherwise have a chance to work with.

I predict

that in 50 years, humans will have implants that will allow them to talk to anyone, anywhere, at any time using simple voice commands or subtle hand gestures.

I’m afraid…

that mobile communication will actually change our patterns of thinking, behaving, and relating to one another. I suppose this has always been a fear associated with technological advancements, and it generally comes true, and yet everyone seems to adapt and continue...

The future of mobile collaboration

It is really hard to believe that we could make any more advancements. I’m sure we will, but I really cannot begin to imagine what they would be. I can make the prediction that mobile collaboration will only increase and become even more embedded into the...

Replacing in-person collaboration

I guess my greatest concern is that mobile collaboration could take the place of in-person collaboration. There are clear advantages to meeting with colleagues in person to share ideas, discuss students’ work or vent about what is taking place in your classroom....

Q2 – Fears about Mobile Collaboration

I’m mostly afraid that school districts will let these powerful tools be unused over concerns of privacy and liability. These applications are used for everyday life for real-life applications. We need to be using them. If we have to spend more class hours...

Q1 – The Future of Mobile Collaboration

I’m most excited about the endless possibilities of how my students can work together. I really would like to use Google Docs in my classroom, as I have seen first-hand how easy and powerful it is for students to work together to create content.

Prediction

Technology has changed so much the past few years. I can’t imagine what technology will look like in the next few years, nevermind 20, 50 or 100 years from now. It probably won’t even include devices. It will somehow be attached to our bodies which is kind...

Concerns

What concerns me about mobile collaboration is the lack of importance or feeling that students more and more will only require on technology and no longer need to meet face to face. I value the social aspects of learning together and having real conversations,...

Exciting stuff

The possibilities for young students to learn from each other about their cultures and ways of life excites me!  Connecting anywhere, anytime and with anyone provides limitless opportunities for learning!

Basecamp

A colleague of mine has recently discovered Basecamp. It is an application that can be used across all platforms; Mac, PC, iPhone/iPad, and Android. Furthermore it is supported across all internet browsers! This allows the users to continue to collaborate with others...

Feed

I believe that mobile collaboration will not only become something that is woven into the fabrics we wear; but will become implanted in our brains. Perhaps a little sci-fi-ish, but I can see humans having microprocessing chips implanted into their brains.  This chip...

Isolation

I often think about the advancements of online collaboration and wonder about the increasing amount of collaboration we are able to complete without having to meet in person. In particular with my students, I see that many of them will go home after school and will...

Face-to-Face

I’m looking forward to the day that face-to-face conferencing through Skype, Google Hangouts, FaceTime, etc are able to be seamless without any lags, without frozen screens, and without any echoes. I would also love for the technology to incorporate a sense of...

I’m not even sure how to answer this question.  I would have never predicted we would be where we are with mobile education today so this question boggles my mind.