Emerging Trends & Technology
Prerequisite: None
Credit: .5
Grade Level: 11-12

What are the emerging technology trends that are going to be hitting the headlines over the next ten years? This course discusses emerging technologies, how they evolve, how to identify them, and the effect of international, political, social, economic and cultural factors on them. Emerging trends in technology will affect the way we live. Students will gain a solid understanding of the current trends in technology and concepts associated with interactive information sharing and new web applications. Areas of interest include web-based communities, social- networking, video and filing sharing sites as well as blogging, wikis and more.