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ERIC Number: EJ779293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1527-6619
Imagining Tomorrow's Future Today
St. George, Art
EDUCAUSE Review, v42 n6 p106-108, 110, 112, 114, 116, 118, 120, 122, 124, 126 Nov-Dec 2007
Today, at the end of 2007, there are evident consolidations in wireless, storage, and virtualization and the path forward seems clearer now than previously. Trends from last year continue strongly, particularly Web 2.0 and the shift to user-driven environments and Internet sites where significant data and video processing is available to those without local resources. Yet forecasting is still as much of an art as a science. Campus IT "seers" will continue to work hard to stay in front of the experienced users who come to campus with high expectations of the academic environment, mirroring or exceeding their expectations of the private sector. Focusing on "imagining the future," the EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Committee has examined seven technologies and trends of 2007. This article presents excerpts from the white papers on each topic, written by individual members of the committee: (1) the Web (Malcolm Brown); (2) Google Apps (Sharon Collins and Carlos Morales); (3) Web conferencing (Kelvin Bentley and Sharon Collins); (4) M-learning (Saiid Ganjalizadeh); (5) 3D printing (Michael Berman); (6) Virtualization (John S. Moses); and (7) Information lifecycle management and physical storage technologies for digital preservation (Beth Forrest Warner). (Contains 4 notes.) [This article was written with the assistance of the 2007 EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Committee.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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