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ERIC Number: ED513479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 36
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-9825-3348-2
The Horizon Report: 2010 Australia-New Zealand Edition
Johnson, L.; Smith, R.; Levine, A.; Haywood, K.
New Media Consortium
The internationally recognized series of "Horizon Reports" is part of the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project, a comprehensive research venture established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years on a variety of sectors around the globe. This volume, the "2010 Horizon Report: Australia-New Zealand Edition", examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative enquiry within higher education in Australia and New Zealand over a five-year time period. This is the third in the annual series of reports focused on higher education in the region. Each edition of the "Horizon Report" introduces six emerging technologies or practices that are likely to enter mainstream use within three adoption horizons over the next five years. Key trends and challenges that will affect current practice over the same time frame add context to these discussions. Over the course of just a few weeks, the Advisory Board came to a consensus about the six topics that appear here in the "2010 Australia-New Zealand Edition". The six technologies featured in this report are placed along three adoption horizons that indicate likely time frames for their entrance into mainstream use for teaching, learning, or creative enquiry. The near-term horizon assumes the likelihood of entry into the mainstream for institutions within the next twelve months; the mid-term horizon, within two to three years; and the far-term, within four to five years. On the near-term horizon--that is, within the next 12 months--are "electronic books" and "mobiles". The second adoption horizon is set two to three years out, where everyone will begin to see widespread adoptions of two well-established technologies--"augmented reality" and "open content". On the far-term horizon, set at four to five years away for widespread adoption, but clearly already in use in some quarters, are "gesture-based computing" and "visual data analysis". [To access "The Horizon Report: 2009 Australia-New Zealand Edition", see ED513478.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Media Consortium
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand