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 2009 are:
- Mobiles (i.e., mobile devices)
- Cloud computing
- Geo-everything (i.e., geo-tagging)
- The personal web
- Semantic-aware applications
- Smart objects