The Open University has released the 2014 edition of its ‘Innovating Pedagogy‘ report, the third edition of an annual educational technology trend report. While the timelines may remind you of the Horizon Report, the methodology for gathering the trends is different. The NMC Horizon Team uses a modified Delphi survey approach with a panel of experts, the ‘Innovative Pedagogy’ report is authored by a team of OU researchers. I really like this year’s edition for its focus on pedagogy, not technology.
10 innovative pedagogy trends in 2014:
- Massive open social learning
- Learning design informed by analytics
- Flipped classrooms
- Bring your own devices
- Learning to learn
- Dynamic assessment
- Event-based learning
- Learning through storytelling
- Threshold concepts
As Stephen Downes points out: “while it is capable of insight (such as the discussion around threshold concept’ it has the flaw of predicting events that have already happened (‘flipped classroom’, ‘learning by storytelling’) and predictive hackney (‘learning to learn’)”.