The dynamic learning process by which different kinds of past and present innovative educational methodologies converge with emergent technologies to create progressive 21st Century advancements based upon forward thinking postulating possible, probable, projected and preferable futures that can be applied and used today to create a better world.
In layman’s terms… 21st Century Learning Has Arrived Today and Edulabs Learning Solutions is at the forefront leading the “Edu-Tech” charge!
The 21st century is the current century of the Anno Domini era or the Common Era in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. This century began on January 1, 2001 and will end on December 31, 2100. The years from 2001 to 2011 are historical; the years from 2012 to 2100 are subject to futurology and projections. Futurology, also called ‘Futures studies’, is the study of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures and the worldviews and myths that underlie them.
In the history of technology, emerging technologies are contemporary advances and innovation in various fields of technology. Various converging technologies have emerged in the technological convergence of different systems evolving towards similar goals. Convergence can refer to previously separate technologies such as voice (and telephony features), data (and productivity applications) and video that now share resources and interact with each other, creating new efficiencies.
Emerging technologies are those technical innovations which represent progressive developments within a field for competitive advantage; converging technologies represent previously distinct fields which are in some way moving towards stronger inter-connection and similar goals. However, the opinion on the degree of impact, status, and economic viability of several emerging and converging technologies vary.
Over centuries, innovative methods and new technologies are developed and opened up. Some of these technologies are due to theoretical research, while others due to commercial research and development.
Technological growth includes incremental developments and disruptive technologies. An example of the former was the gradual roll-out of DVD as a development intended to follow on from the previous optical technology Compact Disc. By contrast, disruptive technologies are those where a new method replaces the previous technology and make it redundant, for example the replacement of horse drawn carriages by automobiles.
Emerging technologies in general denote significant technological developments that broach new territory in some significant way in their field. Examples of currently emerging technologies include information technology, nanotechnology, biotechnology, cognitive science, robotics, artificial intelligence and the Edulabs Learning Solution’s “Smart-Cloud Learning System”.