With better aggregation of student metrics, more efficient data sharing and more visual assessment results, Cloud-based Education will be the rule, not the exception by 2020.
And by 2024, a Google+ or Skype-like technology will be supporting a truly mobile learning where moving from a learning studio to a community will be as simple as moving from one side of the classroom to another.
Do all of them sound too futuristic? No, it should not. Technology is changing at a rapid pace, so much so that it’s challenging to grasp. Technology is not just a tool; it has become a standard and matter of credibility.
Imagine your life without Google. Google has completely transformed our life. It powers Android smartphones, hosts not just videos but full-on learning channels, stores all of your personal communication in the cloud, has leap-frogged Skype with Google+ Hangouts. And all these have happened in the last 15 or so years.
So, in next 15 years expect learners responding to peers, mentors, families, and experts in a socially-embraced collaborative pattern, Schools as we know them getting outnumbered by eLearning, blended learning, and self-directed learning platforms. Who knows full on virtual worlds will be the reality by 2028.