Predicting the future has always been a tricky one…
Last week the post on the future of the teaching profession generated some great discussion.
I’ve continued reading up on the topic and saw an interesting research article done with online teachers regarding their opinions on the future of the industry. The article was published in 2006, but, the best part was that they were making predictions for this next year… ie 2013… ie “were they right!?!”
Those surveyed predicted a distinct shift from about one-quarter of classes being blended today to perhaps the vast majority of courses having some Web component by the end of the decade (and by 2013 20% of the teachers predicted 81-100% of learning would be online).
Now, I know that some of the readers of this blog don’t currently do extensive teaching online; actually only 5% said they did mostly all teaching online on this survey back in March:
And yet I have a feeling that even those who are not 100% online with their students, do make use of quite a bit of online materials, be it synchronously or asynchronously.
So, I’m asking you to predict THE future and YOUR future in the survey below!!!!
(in case you can’t see the google form below, please click here)
Thanks and I’ll keep you posted! -Brad