2011 Horizon Report

Horizon Report 2011The 2011 Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium and Educause has been published online.

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.

Key trends:
*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.

Critical Challenges:
*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

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