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Posted by Foradian — Jun 20, 2014

Trends in education are ever changing and these varying trends have completely altered the face of education- something that is no more concentrated within the limits of a classroom. Every passing year marks the setting of a new trend in education, be it online courses or a changed evaluation method. To discuss about the recent trends that are doing rounds in the world of education, Foradian conducted a Google Hangout session, involving some of the big names in education and social media, on June 18, 2014.

The bench of eminent personalities in the Hangout included:

Bryan Alexander – Futurist, researcher, speaker, writer, teacher and active enthusiast working to prove how technologies can change education, Bryan Alexander is also the author of ‘The New Digital Storytelling’. ( http://bryanalexander.org/)

Viveka Von Rosen– Author of “LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day”. Viveka known as “LinkedIn Expert”.Forbes selected her as 20 Most Influential Women in Social Media (2011, 2012, 2013). ( https://twitter.com/LinkedInExpert)

Josh Fleming– Josh is Instructional Technologist, Instructional & Technology Support expert from Millersville University. ( http://www.joshfleming.org/)

Unni Koroth- CEO, Foradian Technologies. ( https://twitter.com/unnikoroth)

Recorded Video of the Hangout

Presentation by Unni Koroth, CEO Foradian in the beginning of hangout

We have gathered the best moments of the hangouts in the form of 20 powerful quotes which are given below.


1. Equipping teachers with technology that will automate the boring work will enhance education and make it more powerful. Teachers can spend more quality time on what they are good at i.e teaching. – Unni

2. Agility to make use of the system by the teachers or instructor is vital to implement innovation or a new technology. – Josh

3. Government Administrators or authorized peoples are not ready to spread the classroom  information across the world. In the US, every teacher has to follow certain rules and framework, and that is never entertaining to spread the information. – Bryan

4. Teachers are the ultimate people who use software. To make use of the software, we have to target teachers. But marketing them directly is not possible. Because they belongs to different layers in the administrative system. – Bryan

5. Students are co-users of classroom technology.So, students have to learn how to use the technology. Make them involved in all the activities in the classroom. – Bryan


6. Budget is the major issue in regards with training session in schools. Students lack actually what they need. – Viveka

7. Looking beyond the education is crucial. Corporate have huge influence on education.The influence of corporate in education getting increased day by day. So, getting connected with the influential people who promote can bring great things. – Viveka

8. The private education segment in India alone is expected to cross US$ 45 billion mark by 2015 from the present US$ 35 billion. – Unni

9. Accessing and adapting to technology and bringing those to students and learners is the major challenge. So, make them comfortable with the technology. – Viveka


10. Degree of fear and anxiety is too much in education. Older people are facing fear to use the new innovations in technology. – Bryan

11. The way of teaching is changing and updating everyday. The traditional and old paradigm of education in not demanding anything now. So, we have equip the classroom with new technology. It has it’s own advantage. – Josh

12. I am amazed with the technology that the schools have at present. The way of teaching is changing and updating day by day. So engaging younger teachers might be more effective. – Viveka

13. In corporation, executive decision is so easy, whereas in education, executive decision have many layers. Freedom is limited in education. – Viveka

14. Every country is competing for education knowledge. It has it’s economical benefits. But the government has some other needs other than economic that they want to drive through education. – Bryan

15. The Government role has to be clarified, whether it is centralized or decentralized. – Josh

16. The biggest mistake people do in social media is they use social media to sell the products.  Social media is all about creating relationship, especially LinkedIn. Talking each other through social media will bring lot of things. So be a resource to others and trustworthy. – Viveka

17. Finding prospective customers through social media  is tough task. In LinkedIn, we have specific search dynamic. By using this you can find out customers through school, company and teachers. Get introduced to them, join in a group and tag your network will help you to reach easily. Visibility makes a large impact. – Viveka

18. Major reason for education is economic, like job decisions. But it is important to realize that there are non-economic benefits also like self actualization and cultural national good. – Bryan

19. Adaptation to fear of failure is the best way to implement technology. Success will follow. – Josh

20. It is very important that if you want to reach out education arena, make the people to use your product free of cost and of course, provide them exemplary customer service. – Viveka

Thank you everyone for being a part of such an initiative. Hope this will enlighten many who are seeking out information on the topics. Foradian looks forward to conducting many more hangouts in future.