We asked 10 pros what they see coming down the EdTech pike. What would you add to this list?

“Courses being delivered on multiple platforms instead of only one  (face-to-face, online, ITV and different options within each category).” Bob Hails, PA State System of Higher Education

“Expanding technology that enables multi-touch learning, thus creating learning-immersed environments.” –Barbara Klett, Central Oregon Community College

“Growth in use of augmented reality for Web conferencing and interactive books; growth in open education resources.” –Patti Heisler, North Dakota University System

“Mobile devices are increasingly important to students and instructors, and mobile content will be critical for delivery. Online learning — particularly with respect to credentials — will enable students to look to multiple institutions for fulfilling career and educational goals.” – Blaine Victor Morrow, California Community Colleges

“The convergence of competency-based education, mass customized learning and blended learning will result in innovations to adaptive instructional development tools that will make personalized learning easier and more affordable.” –Jed Friedrichsen, Blended Schools Network

“More and more class sessions being held in places other than the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom; students using their mobile devices to make presentations.” –Karen Watson, Fort Valley State University

“Expansion of use of mobile technologies; expansion of use of and merging of tables and laptops.” – Preeti Palvankar, Kent State University

“In 2014 students are going to be able to design a ‘playlist’ of educational resources that enable them to research, analyze and master concepts with teachers being utilized as facilitators. There is so much curriculum content readily available to students today, requiring teachers to change their manner of teaching to a more personalized learning experience. Teachers help students identify their current academic levels, proficiencies and needs, and then collaborate with their students to make academic improvements. This is a far better working relationship than the ‘one-way’ delivery of information.” –Daryl Diamond, Sheridan Technical School, Hollywood, FL

“More e-learning technologies in the cloud (for better or worse). Everything from specific tools to hosting your whole LMS .” –Kevin Lowey, University of Saskatchewan

“Shifting to the idea of student-centered learning where students are empowered to take control of their own learning experiences and the instructor serves as a guide on that journey.” –Amy Thornton, Columbus State University (GA)

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