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February, 2009:

Horizon Report 2007

The annual Horizon Report is a collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). Each year, the report identifies and describes six areas of emerging technology likely to have a significant impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression in higher education within three adoption horizons: a year or less, two to three years, and four to five years.

The areas of emerging technology cited for 2007 are:

  1. User-Created Content
  2. Social Networking
  3. Mobile Phones
  4. Virtual Worlds
  5. New Scholarship and Emerging Forms of Publication
  6. Massively Multiplayer Educational Gaming&lt

Link: http://www.educause.edu/node/154465

Horizon Report 2006

The annual Horizon Report is a collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). Each year, the report identifies and describes six areas of emerging technology likely to have a significant impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression in higher education within three adoption horizons: a year or less, two to three years, and four to five years.

The areas of emerging technology cited for 2006 are:

  1. Social computing
  2. Personal broadcasting
  3. Cell-phone-accessible educational content and services
  4. Educational gaming
  5. Augmented reality and enhanced visualization
  6. Context-aware environments and devices

Link: http://www.educause.edu/node/154127

Facebook 2.0

Facebook 2.0
Tracy Mitrano

Tracy Mitrano is the Director of Information Technology Policy and Computer Policy and Law Programs at Cornell University. Her article about the current state of Facebook and how higher education will be involved with it in the future has been published in the EDUCAUSE Review (volume 43, number 2).

Link: http://www.educause.edu/library/erm08210

Horizon Report 2005

The annual Horizon Report is a collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). Each year, the report identifies and describes six areas of emerging technology likely to have a significant impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression in higher education within three adoption horizons: a year or less, two to three years, and four to five years.

The areas of emerging technology cited for 2005 are:

  1. Extended Learning
  2. Ubiquitous Wireless
  3. Intelligent Searching
  4. Educational Gaming
  5. Social Networks and Knowledge Webs
  6. Context-Aware Computing/Augmented Reality

Link: http://www.educause.edu/node/153578

College 2.0: A Wired Way to Rate Professors and to Connect Teachers

College 2.0: A Wired Way to Rate Professors—and to Connect Teachers
Jeffrey Young

The Blackboard administrator at the University of Maryland-Baltimore tracks usage and publishes a list of most-active instructors. That list helps technology-troubled professors connect with more experienced peers for help – “faculty learn best from other faculty,” he says. Other aspects of the report include giving people bragging rights, aiding in the measurement of teaching, and helping notice teachers who are interested in using technology. Read more at the link below…

Link: http://chronicle.com/free/2009/01/9311n.htm