ERIC Number: ED513478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: N/A
The Horizon Report: 2009 Australia-New Zealand Edition
Johnson, L.; Levine, A.; Smith, R.; Smythe, T.; Stone, S.
New Media Consortium
The New Media Consortium's Horizon Project is an ongoing research project that aims to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry within education around the globe over a five-year time period. The project's central products are the "Horizon Reports", an annual series of publications that describe promising emerging technologies and highlight their relevance to education. This edition, the "Horizon Report: 2009 Australia-New Zealand Edition", is the second in the ANZ series and focuses on emerging technologies as they appear in and affect education in Australia and New Zealand particularly. The six technologies detailed in this report are placed along three adoption horizons that indicate likely timeframes for their widespread adoption on university and college campuses--defined here as penetration rates of greater than 16-20% both within and among institutions. The first adoption horizon assumes the likelihood of broad adoption within the next year; the second, adoption within two to three years; and the third, adoption within four to five years. These technologies are: (1) Mobile Internet Devices; (2) Private Clouds; (3) Open Content; (4) Virtual, Augmented, and Alternate Realities; (5) Location-Based Learning; and (6) Smart Objects and Devices.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Technological Advancement, Influence of Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Colleges, Higher Education, Handheld Devices, Internet, Computer Software, Information Technology, Computer Networks, Social Networks, Open Source Technology, Computer Simulation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: New Media Consortium
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand