"As the need for more authentic assessment in STEM subjects increases, learning analytics help educators measure students’ concept mastery across a multitude of formats.
If used effectively, learning analytics can help surface early signals that indicate a student is struggling, allowing faculty and teaching staff to address issues quickly.
Learning analytics draws pattern matching and analysis techniques from sciences like fluid dynamics and petroleum engineering" (Johnson, L., Adams, S., Cummins, M., and Estrada, V., 2012).
"Wearable technology provides an engaging set of design and engineering challenges that
cuts across a wide range of STEM disciplines." (Johnson, L., Adams, S., Cummins, M., and Estrada, V., 2012).
"Augmented reality brings learning to life. Augmented reality enriches a live view of a real-life environment – the so called reality – with computer-generated input, that can consist out of sound, graphics, text, video, and GPS information. In other words, AR provides us with an enhanced view of the real world"(Berkum, 2015).
"Students doing outdoor fieldwork can access AR applications to overlay maps and information about their surroundings, or to enter field observations and data that is
automatically geocoded as the records are created" (Johnson, L., Adams, S., Cummins, M., and Estrada, V., 2012).
"NUIs make devices seem easier to use and more accessible; interactions are far more
intuitive, which promotes exploration and engagement" (Johnson, L., Adams, S., Cummins, M., and Estrada, V., 2012).
Adaptive Learning Technologies
Adaptive learning technologies time to adoption is estimated at four to five years according to the NMC Horizon report 2015. " adaptive learning technologies have the potential to be a game-changer and foster more personalized learning for students while providing institutions with key insights about the effectiveness of their instruction" (Johnson, L., Adams Becker, S., Estrada, V., and Freeman, A., 2015).
According to the NMC Horizon 2015 Report, The Internet of Things time to adoption is four to five years putting this as a possible trend in 2016-2017 (Johnson, L., Adams Becker, S., Estrada, V., and Freeman, A., 2015).
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