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Under the umbrella of the NMC Horizon Report, The NMC has launched the Technology Outlook, a new series of regional analyses aimed specifically at understanding both local and global differences in technology uptake, as well as the current and future state of education in different parts of the world. These publications are a product of collaborations between the NMC and innovative organizations across the world that seek to leverage the well-known medium of the NMC Horizon Report to bring important research, trends, and challenges in their regions to light. The Technology Outlook series furthers the NMC's goal of driving innovation in every part of the world.
The first report in this new series, Technology Outlook: UK Tertiary Education 2011-2016 is being released today at the annual Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C 2011) in Leeds, England. Co-sponsored by the JISC Innovation Support Centres (CETIS and UKOLN), this Technology Outlook explores the impact of emerging technologies on teaching, learning, research, and information management in UK tertiary education over the next five years, as identified by the Horizon.JISC advisory board. That group of experts is comprised of an international body of knowledgeable individuals, all highly regarded in their fields representing a range of diverse perspectives across the learning sector. The work that produced the report can be viewed at http://jisc.wiki.nmc.org.
The NMC plans to continue the series with Technology Outlooks for Singapore and the surrounding region, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa in 2012. In the long term, additional reports are also planned for Latin America, Central Europe, and India.
Technology Outlook: UK Tertiary Education 2011-2016 is the first report in a new series of NMC Horizon Report Regional Analyses. Co-sponsored by the JISC Innovation Support Centres (CETIS and UKOLN), this Technology Outlook explores the impact of emerging technologies on teaching, learning, research or information management in UK tertiary education over the next five years, as identified by the Horizon.JISC advisory board. That group of experts is comprised of an international body of knowledgeable individuals, all highly regarded in their fields representing a range of diverse perspectives across the learning sector. View the work that produced the report at http://jisc.wiki.nmc.org.
Download Technology Outlook: UK Tertiary Education 2011-2016 (A4) (664 kb, 25 pp)
The NMC Horizon Report > Edición Iberoamericana, a global research effort led by the NMC in collaboration with the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), is now available in both English and Catalan. Originally released in late 2010, the report identifies the emerging technologies, key trends, and challenges that are impacting learning and creative inquiry in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.
The report has already been downloaded all over the world and has been the subject of countless presentations and campus discourse. The two new versions will extend the content to an even broader audience.
Have you ever read an NMC Horizon Report and thought, "I want to start implementing these technologies and learning approaches at my school...but where to begin?" We've got some fantastic breaking news for you!
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released The CoSN Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition Toolkit, which is designed as a companion piece to The NMC Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition. Produced by the New Media Consortium (NMC), the Report details emerging technologies likely to have a significant impact on teaching and learning around the globe. The Toolkit is geared toward education leaders who wish to learn more about and further the dialogue on the emerging technologies identified in the Report and their potential to re-imagine K-12 education. The Toolkit and Report are both made possible through a grant from HP’s Office on Global Social Innovation.
“To propel K-12 education forward through visionary leadership, boost student achievement and evolve the learning process, knowing what emerging technologies are on the horizon and the promise they hold to take education to an entirely new level is essential,” said CoSN CEO Keith Krueger. “The NMC Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition and CoSN Toolkit are by far two of the most valuable resources education leaders have at their fingertips to help harness the power of emerging educational technologies and enrich teaching and learning.”
“The Report is a short- and long-term roadmap for the future of educational technologies, and the CoSN Toolkit is an additional component that will help continue the dialogue,” said Larry Johnson, CEO of the NMC. “The technologies profiled have the potential to shift the way we think about teaching and learning, and will help educators and students alike maximize the education experience.”
“HP is proud to support both the Report and Toolkit, as both help to create a vision for and generate new ideas around the role technology will play in classrooms both here in the United States and abroad,” said Jeannette Weisschuh, Education Director, Office of Global Social Innovation, HP. “As a global leader in technology, we see great value in both of these resources and know that educators will find them valuable as they uncover new ways to leverage emerging technologies to enrich learning.”
The Report includes a rich set of topics, examples and resources regarding the two most important emerging technologies for 2011; two technologies on the two- to three-year horizon; and two additional technologies on the four- to five-year horizon. Now in its second year, the companion Toolkit is designed as a roadmap for education leaders responsible for exploring and implementing new technologies. The Toolkit includes the following components:
• Presentation Template – PowerPoint presentation overview of the Report, with a suggested script for use in group discussions.
• Discussion Facilitator's Guide – Template and questions to stimulate group thinking about the Report and emerging technologies.
• Discussion Activities – Set of expanded activities to engage stakeholders in dialogue to identify local instructional and educational challenges and consider whether emerging technologies might have the potential to address them.
• New in 2011! Video Clips – Video overview of the Report, its approach and the challenges and trends identified in it, as well as six shorter videos featuring education leaders discussing each of the emerging technologies identified in the Report and featuring their thoughts on each technology’s promise for enhancing teaching, learning and creative expression. All videos were produced by JDL Horizons.
The Toolkit, Report and other supporting materials may be downloaded for free at www.cosn.org/horizon.
The NMC Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition is the third report in the K-12 series. In this edition, the New Media Consortium, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) collaborate on identifying the emerging technologies and key trends and challenges that will impact teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in the K-12 sector over the next five years. View the work that produced the report at http://k12.wiki.nmc.org.
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The NMC Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition, a research effort led and published by the New Media Consortium, is rolling out at three important venues over the next few weeks. Three international organizations — the New Media Consortium, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) — collaborate on identifying the emerging technologies and key trends and challenges that will impact teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in the K-12 sector over the next five years. This year, for the first time, each organization is planning a significant event related to the new report for each of their audiences.
CoSN starts the rolling release today with a private webinar for their audience of school CIOs around the world. The NMC follows with a major event at our annual Summer Conference, held this year in Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday, June 17th. ISTE rounds out the release effort with a major session at their annual conference in Philadelphia on June 27.
We look forward to sharing the printed publication with you at the 2011 NMC Summer Conference! For now, enjoy the PDF at http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2011-Horizon-Report-K12.pdf.
Mar 31 2011 - Mar 31 2011
What is “mobile”? What can it do for museums and their audiences? And, where do we start? These are some of the fundamental questions the Smithsonian is addressing as it integrates mobile platforms into its strategic planning. From best practice to business models, this webinar will touch on the highlights of SI Mobile’s journey so far with the aim of distilling and communicating the essential ingredients and principles of mobile for museums in the age of social media.
UPDATE 6/21/11: This Horizon Prediciton Market has officially closed. It's Bullish!
The 2011 Horizon Report was released February 14, 2011 at the EDUCAUSE ELI annual conference and the NMC/NITLE Markets have been particularly active lately, especially today as the Mobile Topic market (question on the features of the iPad 2) should close with today's announcement of the new Apple device.Our most recent question looked at the growth of interest in Game-Based Learning by tracking publications in Google Scholar .
The newest market released looks at Learning Analytics,a new topic for the Horizon Project, making its first appearance in the 2011 Horizon Report in the four to five year horizon. As described described there:
Learning analytics promises to harness the power of advances in data mining, interpretation, and modeling to improve understandings of teaching and learning, and to tailor education to individual students more effectively. Still in its early stages, learning analytics responds to calls for accountability on campuses across the country, and leverages the vast amount of data produced by students in day-to-day academic activities. While learning analytics has already been used in admissions and fund-raising efforts on several campuses, “academic analytics” is just beginning to take shape.
Given this is such a new topic we do not have many analytics on the use of learning analytics, so we are looking at the interest in this topic as measured by conference presentations on the topic that have been posted in Slideshare. We are measuring via a google search for presentations in the last year that feature the term between now and June 20, 2011. At the time of the market opening, the search yielded 45 items. And there ought to be an increase in this number given the series of upcoming academic conferences -- the 1st International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2011 is going ion right now.
How is this market going? We have the markets widget to show the current state: