Digital Learning Futures: Mind the Gap!
When I gaze into the future I hurt my eyes. It’s not an easy thing to do, because the future is imaginary and is therefore unpredictable. One of the key variables of unpredictability is human issues such as teacher attitudes and student perceptions. Increasingly, with the proliferation of new technologies in learning spaces, the gaps are widening between teacher intentions and student expectations. This is partly down to social, cultural and demographic differentials such as values and beliefs, but also the result of changes in pedagogy and differing uses of technology. In this presentation I will outline what I see as the key human issues that will impact upon the design of future learning environments.