The Evolution of Learning Technologies [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 29, 2015

11:00 am

Have you ever thought about what the future of education will hold for us?

The first thing that may come to your mind when you think about education technologies is teachers and other education professionals using more innovative technology to make the learning process more effective. This is a very important part of ed-tech but there is a lot more to it. To picture the next steps of modern education technology, it is interesting to look at its origins and see its evolution over the years.

The surprise is that technology in education dates back much further than you may think. This infographic by Open Colleges visualises a timeline of the main historical moments in learning technology: since ancient times when Egyptians used hieroglyphics as an education system to teach laws and rules or abacus as a counting mechanism and for trade, until today’s wearable technology such as Google Glasses with a massive potential for educational activities.

The visualization finishes with some ideas about how will technology in education be used in the future. And it will open up your mind to keep you thinking: 3D printers turning any digital file into a three dimensional physical product, intelligent robots that acquire knowledge and skills or brain implants connected to the Internet!

The Evolution of Learning Technologies
The Evolution of Learning Technologies | Open Colleges

Featured image by Lucélia Ribeiro on Flickr.


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