The aim of this survey study is to collect the opinions of the lecturers working at education technologies related departments of prominent universities around the world about the state on which educational technologies will have reached by 2023 and the projections of this level on instructional processes. A questionnaire form with 9 open-ended questions developed and e-mailed to 1310 lecturers from 43 different countries. 190 of the forms were returned. Since there were one or one more than one unanswered questions, 105 of them were excluded. The most frequently mentioned ideas about the state of the educational technologies in 2023 were; artificial intelligence applications will be much more common and the computers will get more 'intelligent' devices, most technologies will be presented in integrated forms, customization and interaction will be key features. (C) 2010 Published by Elsevier Ltd.