Research report

Immersed in the future: a roadmap of existing and emerging technology for career exploration

01 Nov 2016


This roadmap highlights, in an accessible way, some existing and emerging digital technologies and their potential to create deeper and authentic learning opportunities in school and post-school education. Like all useful roadmaps, this report does two things. Firstly, it charts some broad directions in the general types of technologies that are currently commercially available and those that are predicted to be available and affordable within a 3-10 year timeframe. Secondly, the report provides descriptions of these technologies, their key features and some imaginative examples of their current or possible application in education and for careers exploration. The purpose of this roadmap is to provoke the imagination of educators in considering how these technologies might be used for education and career exploration, because engaging educators now will be vital if the characteristics (or affordances) of these technologies are to be used in pedagogically sound and curriculum–aligned ways that are duly informed by learning science.