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ERIC Number: EJ890621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0163-9269
Electronic Roundup: Emerging Technologies in Higher Education
Anderson, Byron
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, v27 n3-4 p214-217 2008
The high rate of technological change that libraries are experiencing makes it seem that the future is closer than it used to be. Rather than having some notion of the future, particularly in emerging technologies, librarians need to be kept well informed and up-to-date in the potential uses of these technologies, especially those that apply to higher education. One source that thoroughly vets emerging technologies is the annual "The Horizon Report" (THR), a joint effort of The New Media Consortium (NMC). "THR" describes the results of the NMC's Horizon Project, a "research-oriented effort that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression with higher education." This paper presents an examination of the reports for the years 2005-2008. Each edition of "THR" describes six areas of emerging technologies that will impact higher education, and divides these areas into time frames that estimate the time to adoption--one year or less, two to three years, and four to five years.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A