The New Media Consortium recently released the top 6 emerging technologies in Higher Ed, including trends and issues - a MUST read! Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less > Mobile Apps 10 > Tablet Computing 14 Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years > Game-Based Learning 18 > Learning Analytics 22 Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years > Gesture-Based Computing 26 > Internet of Things
Four Corners looks at the impediments to better teaching. Imagine running a business where you can't choose your own staff. Where you don't have control of your own budget to invest in innovative programs to improve the product you create. That's the situation many state school principles must deal with.
"If you want the school to have the best staff, you have to choose them and they have to be able to match the needs of the school." - School Principal
This week Four Corners visits three very different schools and talks to the people who are trying to change the system from within. As they tell the us, it's hard work but it is possible to dramatically turn a school around and change children's lives.