[art] Future Trends in e-Learning Technologies.Directorate general for Education and Culture , European Commission
The growing of mobile and pervasive technologies, learning through simulations and open source tools are some of the trends identified in a recent study conducted on behalf of the European Commission.
This article reproduces a chapter of the Study of the e-learning suppliers’ “market” in Europe conducted on behalf of the European Commission, DG Education and Culture by the Danish Technological Institute, in partnership with independent consultant, Jane Massy, Alphametrics Ltd. and Heriot-Watt University.
The study began with desk research between November 2003 and January 2004 (Phase 1), development of 16 suppliers’ case studies in the spring of 2004 (Phase 2) and future analysis of the sector over the summer 2004 (Phase 3). The study was published in 2005. The objective of the research as a whole was to examine the structure, characteristics and trends across e-learning suppliers. Below you will find chapter 10 of the study.
Trends about e-learning technologies
Mobile and pervasive technologies
There is little doubt that in the future learning solutions and services will be integrated into a whole host of mobile technologies (mobile phones, PDAs, digital pen and paper, and in the long term, mobile devices we have not even seen on the market yet (including wearable devices). Two distinct potential markets are evolving:
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