A Fistful of Challenges for Ed Tech

via The Journal “A new report has identified key challenges facing education technology in the coming years, ranging from changing economics to instructional practices that have failed to adapt to the evolving technology landscape. But the No. 1 challenge in ed tech, according to the report, is with teachers themselves and the inadequacy of their preparation and ongoing training.

The report, released Tuesday, is the latest in an annual analysis of the outlook for education technology. Conducted by the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the Horizon Report focused primarily on emerging technologies that will impact education in the near term, as we reported Tuesday. But it also addressed opportunities and challenges facing technology’s adoption in America’s K-12 schools.

For the 2011 Horizon Report K-12 Edition, researchers identified five “key” trends and five “critical” challenges.” [Continue Reading at The Journal]