The future of learning is being shaped at an exponential rate due to the ever increasing advancements in technology. Gamification is the idea of taking game mechanics and thinking then integrating it into non-game environments. Recently, I traveled to California to attend Educause and I had the privelage of listening to Jane McGonical deliver her keynote. Awesomely it was recorded and I can share it with you! Watch the following video that was from the October 2013 Educause event.
Higher Education Is a Massively Multiplayer Game (Jane McGonigal)
The success of education and communication in the future will rely heavily on technological skills and advancements. Students of the future will need to know how to navigate in a highly technical world in order to learn, engage, and succeed. Write a detailed reply that explains how having technical skills in web design, desktop/mobile publishing, and social networking will be mandatory for the next generation of learners. Write about what education paradigms (patterns) have changed from the time you started school until now.