ERIC Number: ED538406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Emerging Technologies Likely to Impact Teaching, Learning, Research: A Review of the 2009 Horizon Project Findings
Forde, James J.
Education Partnerships, Inc.
The New Media Consortium's Horizon Report provides a view of the emerging technologies that are likely to impact the educational world globally. Highlighted in this paper are four technologies that rose from the pack as the most likely to impact education in the next three years: (1) Collaborative Environments; (2) Online Communication Tools; (3) Mobiles; and (4) Cloud Computing. The five top trends that The Horizon Report reported in their research were: (1) Technology continues to profoundly affect the way people work, collaborate, communicate, and succeed; (2) Technology is increasingly a means for empowering students, a method for communication and socializing, and a ubiquitous, transparent part of their lives; (3) The web is an increasingly personal experience; (4) The way people think of learning environments is changing; and (5) The perceived value of innovation and creativity is increasing. While each of these opportunities present challenges to be overcome, it is clear that the Horizon report has a finger on the pulse of the cutting edge technologies that are most likely to impact schools.
Descriptors: Internet, Technological Advancement, Influence of Technology, Cooperation, Computer Mediated Communication, Handheld Devices, Information Technology, Information Management, Information Storage, Social Networks, Educational Environment
Education Partnerships, Inc. Web site: http://www.educationpartnerships.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)