10. Enhanced education technology
College professors are reconsidering the lecture -- an age-old teaching method that, in far too many cases, is failing to produce desired results, as The Post’s Daniel de Vise writes. This, among other developments, begs the question: Will 2012 be the year of individualized education? “Rapid developments in social media, open courseware and ubiquitous access to the Internet are facilitating outside classroom and continuous education,” according to the council. In this Jan. 26, 2012, photo second-graders Nica Martinez, left, and Beau Cash record some poetry in class at West Elementary in Sycamore, Ill. Each student in the early paperless classroom has a hybrid tablet laptop computer.