Technology is not used in this chapter as meaning ‘software’or ‘hardware’; we argue that ‘technologies for learning’ should be understood as the human-centred design and use of technology, where a priority is given to the embedding of learning into specific contexts or designing technologies that are adaptive to specific contextual behaviours of learners. In order to understand the future potential of technologies, we need to have an awareness of the historical context of the development of technologies, therefore we begin by examining key technological events and briefly explore the consequences that these innovations had on the field of learning technology. The chapter then examines some current trends in technologies for learning.