10 Predictions for Tech Ed in 2023
Matt Kirchner, Host of The TechEd Podcast
Happy new year! We're back with another edition of our annual predictions episode. Host Matt Kirchner shares the top 10 trends & technologies that will impact the world of technical education in 2023. Listen for insights, action items and strategies you should be considering as you plan out your year.
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3 Big Takeaways from this episode:
There are 10 predictions in this episode, but they can all be summed up into three major categories:
- Economic conditions will impact education in 2023: Rising interest rates, recession, inflation, supply chain stability, and the status of the labor force will all impact education in various ways. Matt dives into what we can expect from the economy in the next 12 months and how that impacts funding for education.
- Technological innovation will drive new curriculum in technical education: Plan to see continuing innovation in every sector of the economy - from automation and robotics, to HVAC and building systems, to transportation technology. This innovation will drive where education should be adding and adapting curriculum and courses. We know how fast technology moves - educators can use some of these insights to help keep their programs up-to-date with what's coming in 2023.
- Approaches to traditional education will continue to be disrupted: Teacher shortages, a workforce needing rapid reskilling, massive changes in workplace technology...all of this will continue to drive disruption in how education is structured. Matt predicts a few big changes we can expect in the traditional education model as tech ed adapts to 21st century workforce needs.
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