Welcome to our OER on the
Classroom of the Future!
We have structured our OER to specifically examine the “classroom of the future” from the perspective of Canadian K-12 public education occurring between now and 2050. We begin by exploring the past and present of the classroom before moving on to consider what the classroom of the future might look like.
While we encourage visitors to proceed linearly through each subpage in order, users can also feel free to explore whichever subtopics interest them the most and participate in the corresponding Padlets. We also strongly encourage you to check out our 3D model on the “Future Classroom Space” page, as this is us “showing” rather than telling you what we envision for the classroom of the future!
Once you have completed your exploration of our OER, we would greatly appreciate your reflection on these 3 questions:
- #1 Can technology create accessibility and equity to all who are seeking quality education? Why or why not?
- #2 Considering the changes that have occurred in education, what is one thing you’d like to see in the classroom of the future? Perhaps begin with an aspect of school that you wish you could have experienced, related to educational technology.
- #3 In our OER, we decided that in the near future, a physical space will be essential given the social-emotional nature of the teacher-student relationship. Could you envision a further future without a physical classroom whatsoever? If not, what do you envision?