December 10, 2011
What will the future classroom look like?

This question was asked to various people: teachers, students, experts and different social media users, the following posts show their responses.

December 7, 2011
"Computers are going to figure much more prominently very early (elementary school). Typing will likely replace writing much earlier (scary!) Education will become virtual. Lessons via mobile platforms."

— Emma Myers, Film Studies Student

December 7, 2011
"Computers are going to figure much more prominently very early (elementary school). Typing will likely replace writing much earlier (scary!) Education will become virtual. Lessons via mobile platforms."

— Emma Myers, Film Studies Student

December 7, 2011
"Education will be collaborative, based on skills, less on contents. More objective, several sources to cover the same topics."

— Soledad, SIPA Student

December 7, 2011
"The sources of information will change. Digital mediums (i.e. laptops and tablets) will be more common. Hopefully some traditional aspects of education will remain so that students get a depth of knowledge, so reading, essay writing, repetition, etc."

— SIPA Student

December 7, 2011
"Digital technology may transform learning completely. The future of education is global, online-based."

— Angela, Government

December 7, 2011
"Classrooms need to be equipped with computers so that a literacy with these devices is taught. Remote learning will be able to happen easily."

— Alex Blair, SIPA Student

December 7, 2011
"Digital technologies won’t transform, but provide new tools, which will provide connectivity between classrooms, countries, programs that can change how people learn."

— Michelle Chahine, SIPA student

December 7, 2011
"Much more collaborative, interdisciplinary, “blended” between classroom, tutors, and online."

— Anne Nelson, SIPA Professor

December 5, 2011
"Education has to be global."

— David Donaldson, Director of Education at U.S. Fund for UNICEF

December 5, 2011
"People tend to assume that pushing technology for education is the solution rather than a facilitator."

— Nabeel Amhad, Teachers College Columbia University

December 5, 2011
"In the future knowledge will be free."

— Jackson Moore, The Public School NYC

December 5, 2011
"The role of collaborative platforms in the classroom broadens academia. Academics are functioning silos, focused in their one area of expertise; they have tunnel vision, deep in one category. Collaborative platforms can diversify the sources."

— Ben Colmery, Deputy Director, Knight International Journalism Fellowships

December 5, 2011
"The Global Classroom Project will contribute significantly to the world’s efforts to advance global understanding both of the problems and their solutions related to shaping a habitable and just world for all."

— Frank A. Moretti, CCNMTL’s Executive Director.

December 5, 2011
"With the increase in computer speed and technology, and the miniaturization of computers and augmented reality, you’ll be able to point your phone at a kind of flower and identify that flower."

— Colin Brauns, Founder Free Skool Cambridge

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