The Horizon Report, 2010 edition, is out.
Four key trends as key drivers of technology adoptions in higher education, 2010 through 2015
- The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the Internet is increasingly challenging educators to revisit their roles in sense-making, coaching, and credentialing.
- People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want to.
- The technologies we use in education are increasingly cloud-based, and our notions of IT support are decentralized.
- The work of students is increasingly seen as collaborative by nature, and there is more cross-campus collaboration between departments.
Technologies to watch
- On the near-term horizon — that is, within the next 12 months — are mobile computing and open content.
- The second adoption horizon is set two to three years out: widespread adoptions electronic books and simple augmented reality.
- On the far-term horizon, set at four to five years away for widespread adoption: gesture-based computing and visual data analysis.
The annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Project, a qualitative research project established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry on college and university campuses within the next five years. The 2010 Horizon Report is the seventh in the series and is produced as part of an ongoing collaboration between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE program.