By Natalie Harr
Welcome Educators! (Blog Post #1)
My name is Natalie Harr. I want to share how technology has the potential to transform the future of education. Just imagine if you had "next generation" learning technologies (see below) at your disposal...
The possibilities for teaching and learning are endless!
LET'S "PREVIEW" THE Future
This blog aims to provide educators with a
sneak preview into the next generation
of technologies currently being developed to help people learn. Together, let's explore these new ways of using technology for education and creatively imagine how these can transform our schools and other learning environments - five, ten, or even twenty years
into the future.
Along the way, we will meet the people behind the innovative research field called
cyberlearning and explore the history of technology & education. And, most importantly, we will use this blog as a platform to ask questions, engage in thought-provoking conversation, and to "dream big" about the implications of this technology for learning, especially in classrooms of the future. I encourage you to open up your mind so we can play with these untapped possibilities!
I am extremely fortunate to be spending this school year as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow serving at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Washington, DC. Here, I have been immersed in a federally-funded, cutting-edge research program that aims to develop the next generation of learning technologies. This NSF-funded program is known as Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies.