Disruptive and Emerging Technology Trends Across Education and the Workplace
New technological developments are rapidly altering the business and social landscape, as we know it. We now control our homes from the touch of a button, ask chatbots for movie or restaurant recommendations, ride in autonomous cars, and have wearable devices, which allow us the ability to monitor our health remotely. Furthermore, mobile technology, social media, and cloud computing bring people together from all over the world, allowing equal access, and contribute to a global marketplace. In order to stay competitive, institutions of education must provide an emphasis on the wide-range of skills and experiences needed to contribute to a 21st century workforce. As new technologies emerge and even disrupt, there will be a demand for new forms of education and deeper learning. The book Disruptive and Emerging Technological Trends across Education and the Workplace will focus on the latest classroom and organizational research including the benefits and challenges of adopting such disruptive technologies.
As technology progresses, it will be vital for students to have opportunities to understand, create, and utilize disruptive technologies to develop critical thinking skills for solving real world problems. This edited book will focus on new research findings in order to understand the role that the academy has in teaching the skills needed to keep up with the changing digital society and competitive global job market.
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals, educators, and researchers who incorporate emerging technologies and science into various disciplines. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support stakeholders interested in the potential benefits and challenges of using disruptive technologies in adult education and for workforce training.
• The Internet of Things
• Smart Technologies
• Cybersecurity and Privacy Issues
• Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality
• Machine Learning and Deep Learning
• Robotics and Virtual Assistants (e.g. Chatbots)
• Artificial Intelligence
• Mobile Learning
• Big Data and Analytics Technologies
• Social Media and Cloud Technologies
• Intelligent Tutoring
• Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, and Distributed Ledger Technology
• Makerspaces and 3D Printing
• Badges and Microcredentialing
• Digital Open Educational Resources (OER)
• Invasive Technologies