Educause* regularly publishes new “7 things you should know about…” While developed for higher education many of the topics covered, especially those in the Learning Technology Topics series, are very relevant for those of us working in secondary and even primary years. From the site:
Use these quick reads to get essential information on emerging technologies and practices, including potential implications and opportunitities. These resources are great to share with teams or faculty considering a new technology.
The seven things are always answers to these questions:
- What is it?
- How does it work?
- Who’s doing it?
- Why is it significant?
- What are the downsides?
- Where is it going?
- What are the implications for higher education?
and come as a downloadable Pdf or ePub file. Some issues also include a podcast about the topic.
Recent topics have included
- 7 things you should know about games and learning
- 7 things you should know about competency-based education
- 7 things you should know about gesture-based computing
I highly recommend having a browse at Educause, you never know what you might learn!
*EDUCAUSE is a US nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology.