9 Predictions for Technical Education in 2024

Matt Kirchner, Host of The TechEd Podcast

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It's the start of a new year, and that means...our annual predictions episode is here! Host Matt Kirchner shares the top 9 trends & technologies that will impact the world of technical education in 2024.

How exactly will AI impact the way we teach, the way students learn, and how we do business in 2024? What will happen with the ever-growing shortage of skilled talent? How will the enrollment cliff affect higher education?  What's the latest-and-greatest advancements in tech that our nation's educators should know about?

Listen for insights, action items and strategies you should be considering as you plan out your year.

9 Predictions in this episode:

Use the chapter markers to jump to any prediction to get the details:

  • Prediction 1: EV in education
  • Prediction 2: Co-opetition between organizations
  • Prediction 3: Disruption in Higher Education
  • Prediction 4: AI Learning in Schools
  • Prediction 5: Educators using AI in their jobs
  • Prediction 6: Changes in Student Learning with AI
  • Prediction 7: Precision Agriculture in Education
  • Prediction 8: Execution of Industrial Training Programs
  • Prediction 9: Employer Recognition of Third-Party Credentials

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