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Problem owner: Bernard de Groot, CIO Sanoma Learning & Literature<br>
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Problem owner: [http://www.linkedin.com/ppl/webprofile?vmi=&id=1006520&pvs=pp&authToken=Q3QD&authType=name&locale=en_US&trk=ppro_viewmore&lnk=vw_pprofile Bernard de Groot], CIO [http://www.sanoma-uitgevers.nl/nl-web-Home.php Sanoma] Learning & Literature <br>
Twitter http://twitter.com/batdegroot <br>
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Bernard is also on [[http://twitter.com/batdegroot Twitter]] <br>
http://www.linkedin.com/ppl/webprofile?vmi=&id=1006520&pvs=pp&authToken=Q3QD&authType=name&locale=en_US&trk=ppro_viewmore&lnk=vw_pprofile<br>
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[[Image: future-education.jpg|thumb|300px]]
  
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==Team Members==
  
<h2>Team Members</h2>
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[http://nl.linkedin.com/pub/chun-seok-chang/19/479/115 Chun Seok Chang] <br>  
Chun Seok Chang <br>  
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[http://nl.linkedin.com/pub/spyridoula-drakopoulou/19/254/7b2 Spyridoula Drakopoulou] <br>
Spyridoula Drakopoulou <br>
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[http://nl.linkedin.com/pub/margo-martinez/1/aa0/7a3 Margo Martinez] <br>
Margo Martinez <br>
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[http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/ines-ranguelova/6/929/a87 Ines Ranguelova] <br>
Ines Ranguelova <br>
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[http://nl.linkedin.com/in/neelssteyn Neels Steyn] <br>
Neels Steyn <br>
 
  
  
<h2>Focal Issue </h2>
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==Introduction==
  
What will be the future of tablets/technology in the classroom of 2025?
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[[Image: complexity.jpg|thumb|600px]]
  
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In this scenario set we explore the future of tablet technology in education.  Neither the desktop PC/laptop, nor the internet have thus far managed to revolutionize the education system, in spite of the enormous potential these technologies hold for education.  The excitement around tablet computers appears to be different though.  We explore whether the penetration of tablets in the educational system will differ from that achieved by previous computing technologies.  We also explore what form or manner this could possibly hold. In addition we broadened our research to explore whether technology, in general, will revolutionize the whole learning process. Our research focuses mainly on the EU region and refers both to primary and secondary education.
  
<h2> Interview Questions </h2>
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==Focal Issue==
  
  
'''Personal Role and Project Expectations''' <br>
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What is the future of tablet technology in education in 2025?
1) What is your role as a Chief Innovation Officer in the company? <br>
 
2) What are your expectations from this project? How would you like to benefit from the project (for Sanoma/on a personal level)? <br>
 
3) How broadly do you define education? What are your personal interests in tablets. <br> 
 
4) How do you think learning will be like in the future? Do you see any other innovation having an impact on the future of learning and education? <br>
 
5) Reuse of content, what is the level of collaboration between the divisions of the company?<br> 
 
6) Which is the geographical focus that interests you? <br>
 
  
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==Scenario Tree==
  
'''Sanoma's Business Model''' <br>
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[[File:ScenarioTree.jpg|600px]]
1) What is the current business model for Sanoma Learning and Literature? <br>
 
2) Describe your main products (textbooks vs other learning materials) <br>
 
3) Who are your customers and the market you are addressing? Revenue sources? <br>
 
4) Who are your main competitors? <br>
 
5) Suppliers (i.e. Who provides content?) <br>
 
  
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==Short Scenario Description==
  
'''Sanoma's Industry''' <br>
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'''School as Usual''' <br>
1) Is the industry driven by customers' demands and needs or is the company defining the future innovations (Apple)? <br>
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In the School as Usual scenario we find that technology has yet again failed to enter the school system. Teachers resist to fully integrate tablets in the and virtual worlds. This technological gap makes kids disengaged and distracted in school.
2) Do you view companies like Google and Apple's interest in media as a threat? <br>
 
3) How do you see the market evolving in the short, medium and long term? What role do you see Sanoma playing in this market? <br>
 
  
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'''Another brick in the wall''' <br>
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In this scenario,technology has fundamentally changed the way children learn. Moreover, the educational system is highly regulated and monitored by the EU governments. All EU countries have to abide to the uniform standards and rigorous testing imposed by the governments. Students are competing against each other in terms of performance as "student rankings" are published even at a daily basis. Students become highly competitive and aggressive due to the pressure to perform substantially better than their peers. <br>
  
'''Obstacles to Adoption of Tablets for Education''' <br>
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'''Tailored Learning, Tailored Life''' <br>
1) Why tablets? Laptops and PCs were very slow in penetrating schools. Do you view tablets as a different case? <br>
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In the Tailored Learning, Tailored Life scenario we find that technology has changed significantly the way education is delivered and the way that children learn. Governments no longer control the schooling or education system, but children do not lead the learning process themselves. Their learning is highly individualised and tailored to their specific talents, circumstances and interests. <br>
2) Laptops and PCs revolutionized the learning experience. Do you see tablets as an extension of this trend? <br>
 
3) What are the practical obstacles to adoption of Tablets in Education <br>
 
4) Do you see the tablets taking off? Under which conditions and when? <br>
 
5) (optional) Is there a security protocol? How constraining is it? <br>
 
  
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'''Teacher, leave them kids alone''' <br>
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<h2>Research Questions</h2>
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==Scenario Stories==
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[[Image: tablet_evolution.jpg|thumb|Tablet Evolution|400px]]
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[[School as Usual]] <br>
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[[Another brick in the wall]] <br>
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[[Tailored Learning, Tailored Life]] <br>
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[[Teacher, Leave Them Kids Alone]] <br>
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==Interview Questions==
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[[Interview Questions]] explored with Bernard de Groot during an interview on 17 August 2010
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==Research Questions==
  
 
'''Educational Systems around the world''' <br>
 
'''Educational Systems around the world''' <br>
Which are the main transformations that the educational system has gone through so far? <br>
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[[Which are the main transformations that the educational system has gone through so far?]] <br>
What is the total government spending for education? How much does it vary in the developping and developped world? <br>
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[[What is the total government spending for education? How much does it vary in the developing and developed world?]] <br>
Which is the cost structure of schools? <br>
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[[Which is the cost structure of schools?]] <br>
What are the current technological trends in the educational system? <br>
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[[What are the current technological trends in the educational system?]] <br>
Policy <br>
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[[Demographic trends]] <br>
Demographics <br>
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[[What is the level of autonomy granted to schools/ What is the role of local ministries of education?]] <br>
What is the level of autonomy granted to schools/ What is the role of local ministries of education? <br>
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[[Is there any flexibility in the way the curriculum is structured and taught (alternative teaching methods)? ]]<br>
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[[International initiatives for improvement of education]]<br>
  
  
 
'''Tablets/Technology''' <br>
 
'''Tablets/Technology''' <br>
PCs and laptops at schools. How have the penetration rates evolved through time? <br>
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[[- What are the different types of tablets on the market, price and volume?]] <br>
What are the benefits from using tablets, as opposed to laptops/PC's? <br>
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[[- What are the various features/functions currently found on tablets available in the market?]] <br>
To what degree have schools adopted multi-media learning methodologies? (in EU) <br>
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[[- How long does it take for a technological innovation to increase its penetration rate?]] <br>
What are the different types of tablets on the market, price and volume? <br>
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[[- May the success of Apple affect the future of tablets and their popularity?]]<br>
What are the various features/functions currently found on tablets available in the market? <br>
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[[- PCs and laptops at schools. How have the penetration rates evolved through time?]] <br>
Schools that currently make use of tablet computing and for which subjects/classes/purposes? <br>
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[[- What are the benefits from using tablets, as opposed to laptops/PC's?]] <br>
How long does it take for a technological innovation to increase its penetration rate? <br>
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[[- Schools that currently make use of tablet computing and for which subjects/classes/purposes?]] <br>
May the success of Apple affect the future of tablets and their popularity?
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[[- Which is the receptivity of teachers and students concerning technology innovations and involvement of technology in the class?]] <br>
 
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[[- Obstacles in adopting tablets]] <br>
  
  
 
'''Publishing Companies''' <br>
 
'''Publishing Companies''' <br>
Which are the main publishing companies worldwide? <br>
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[[Which are the main publishing companies worldwide?]] <br>
How much power do these companies exercise compared to the other parties involved in the supply chain? <br>
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[[How much power do these companies exercise compared to the other parties involved in the supply chain?]] <br>
What is the current status of e-books and e-learning? <br>
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[[What is the current status of e-books and e-learning?]] <br>
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[[E-libraries]] <br>
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[[Open-textbook]] <br>
  
  
 
'''Corporate role in Education''' <br>
 
'''Corporate role in Education''' <br>
What is the involvement of corporations in the educational system currently? <br>
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[[What is the involvement of corporations in the educational system currently?]] <br>
Are there any partnership/ sponsorship between schools/universities and companies? <br>
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[[Are there any partnership/ sponsorship between schools/universities and companies?]] <br>
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==Systems Diagrams==
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<gallery>
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Image:System Diagram for Tabelt in Education 1.jpg|''System Diagram: Future of Tablets in Education ''
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[[File:System Diagram for Tabelt in Education 1.jpg]]
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</gallery>
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==Scenario Timelines==
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<gallery>
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Image:Timeline_sau.jpg|''Timeline for School As Usual''
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Image:Timeline_abitw.jpg|''Timeline for Another brick in the wall''
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Image:Timeline_tltl.jpg|''Timeline for Tailored Learning, Tailored Life''
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Image:Timeline_tltka.jpg|''Timeline for Teacher, leave them kids alone''
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</gallery>
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==Driving Forces==
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1. [[Technological babysitting in Child Care]] (IR)
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2. [[E-Books Usage]] (IR)
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3. [[Decrease of Students' Engagement]] (SD)
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4. [[Increasing Rate of Technological Change]] (NS)
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5. [[Increasing Rate of Learning]] (NS)
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6. [[Increasing Online Collaboration]] (MM)
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7. [[Tailored and Alternative Learning Systems]] (MM)
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8. [[Performance Measurement via Technology]] (MM)
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9. [[Telecommunication technology]] (CC)
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10. [[Education cost]] (CC)
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11. [[Impact of the European sovereign debt crisis on education spending]] (NS)
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12. [[Global Warming Threats]] (IR)
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13. [[ Decrease in competitiveness of EU]] (SD)
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14. [[Increased number of teachers at retirement age]] (SD)
  
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==Key Group Learnings==
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* Group learning happens through language creation: By discussing and analysing the problem we created a terminology with a common understanding which allowed us create more surprising, plausible, deep and quality scenarios <br>
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* To build a good scenarios we dug deep below the surface by interviewing/watching people who had something interesting to say and challenge our way of thinking. In addition within the team we had diverse ways of thinking which helped for high quality scenario creation  <br>
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* Scenario thinking is offering a new way of thinking. In our group that was mainly facilitated through challenging each others' ideas and defying assumptions that we were not even aware of <br> 
  
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==Web-Resources==
  
<h2>Driving Forces</h2>
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Complete list of [[web resources]].
  
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==References==
  
<h2>Reference</h2> <br>
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Education=future picture retrieved [[http://www.google.nl/imgres?imgurl=http://www.immersivelabs.com/site/images/stories/education-future.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.multibaggerpennystocks.com/2010/04/education-sector-in-india-poised-for.html&usg=__uJcnp1UrzWqZHRTjlkNWKfjDFZc=&h=428&w=600&sz=29&hl=nl&start=0&sig2=KPlwb-pcdCToj4o0LM_ZSw&zoom=1&tbnid=DdS6jAAGNXODLM:&tbnh=155&tbnw=199&ei=6LyITIuSOovvObTZ4JUO&prev=/images%3Fq%3DEducation%253Dfuture%2Bpicture%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dnl%26sa%3DX%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D640%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=573&vpy=361&dur=144&hovh=190&hovw=266&tx=142&ty=184&oei=6LyITIuSOovvObTZ4JUO&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=16&ved=1t:429,r:13,s:0 from]] <br>
http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/978-92-9201-033-1/EN/978-92-9201-033-1-EN.PDF <br>
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Education complexity picture retrieved [[http://www.google.nl/imgres?imgurl=http://iwanbenneyworth.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/education-cartoon.gif&imgrefurl=http://iwanbenneyworth.wordpress.com/2010/01/&usg=__0UubjuX6qGPFzS8c-7hhDagPXvc=&h=457&w=534&sz=17&hl=nl&start=758&sig2=TatBrRquHwSrGjKkG7jpYg&zoom=1&tbnid=f5CIxBim1Cg62M:&tbnh=153&tbnw=179&ei=9LSITNnmC4f_Ofiy7JYD&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtablet%2Bin%2Beducation%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dnl%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D640%26tbs%3Disch:11,24281&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=530&vpy=305&dur=1650&hovh=208&hovw=243&tx=128&ty=131&oei=mrOITLytNYasOLKflM4H&esq=5&page=47&ndsp=17&ved=1t:429,r:13,s:758&biw=1280&bih=640 from]] <br>
http://scenariothinking.org/wiki/index.php/Education <br>
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Tablet Evolution picture retrieved [[http://www.google.nl/imgres?imgurl=http://olliebray.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341eb53c53ef0133f09b5397970b-500wi&imgrefurl=http://elgg.norfolk.e2bn.org/_rss/individual.php%3Ffeed%3D34&usg=__LyE1JsZJlgf_bcf_53HxKFUAJ8I=&h=170&w=500&sz=174&hl=nl&start=0&sig2=sFLvidCVEas6mA-gvC1TVQ&zoom=1&tbnid=YuUiBmhuGS4woM:&tbnh=70&tbnw=206&ei=Kr2ITODnK47fOJO9hIcO&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtablet%2Bevolution%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dnl%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D640%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=626&vpy=122&dur=1361&hovh=131&hovw=385&tx=200&ty=55&oei=Kr2ITODnK47fOJO9hIcO&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=17&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:0 from]] <br>
http://scenariothinking.org/wiki/index.php/Power_of_Information-anywhere,_everywhere <br>
 

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