2011 Horizon Report
The Horizon Project, is the centerpiece of NMC’s Emerging Technologies Initiative, and charts the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning and creative inquiry.
*The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the Internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as educators in sense-making, coaching, and credentialing.
*People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want.
*The world of work is increasingly collaborative, giving rise to reflection about the way student projects are structured.
*The technologies we use are increasingly cloud-based, and our notions of IT support are decentralized.
*Digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession.
*Appropriate metrics of evaluation lag behind the emergence of new scholarly forms of authoring, publishing, and researching.
*Economic pressures and new models of education are presenting unprecedented competition to traditional models of the university.
*Keeping pace with the rapid proliferation of information, software tools, and devices is challenging for students and teachers alike.
Technologies to watch:
Eelectronic books, mobiles, augmented reality, game based learning, gesture based computing, learning analytics.
The report and further information can be found here http://www.nmc.org/horizon