Larry Cuban discusses making tech predictions. Mirjam Neelen and I discussed this earlier in our blog “Predicting tech trends in education is hard, especially in the future” |see https://3starlearningexperiences.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/predicting-tech-trends-in-education-is-hard-especially-about-the-future/). It looks like Larry is also a Yogi Berra fan.
My record on predictions is abysmal. If I get half of the forecasts I make correct, I puff out my chest. Yet humans are wired to speculate about the future, particularly when times are uncertain. Considering the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, nearly everything has become uncertain about the next year and for sure, the next five years. So like most Americans I take a deep breath and try to look around the corner before I exhale.
But I am not going to make any predictions about the effects of Covid-19 (tune in later because I am, well, hard-wired to predict). for this post, I look back on predictions I made a decade ago amid the surge of technology spilling over U.S. classrooms. Here is what I wrote in 2010 looking ahead to 2020.
I just read a list of high-tech tools that have become obsolete in the past decade (e.g…
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