Horizon Report overview, spring 2009

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Horizon Report overview, spring 2009

  1. 1. NERCOMP SIG April 16, 2009
  2. 2. Plan of the day <ul><li>Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Six trends </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogy </li></ul>Cogdogblog, http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/2889128918/
  3. 3. What is the Horizon Report? <ul><li>Annual document (2002 on) </li></ul><ul><li>New Media Consortium + Educause ELI </li></ul><ul><li>Team of experts ->Delphi method </li></ul>
  4. 4. Principles of Forecasting (2001) ( http://www.forecastingprinciples.com/methodologytree.html ) Apprehending the futures
  5. 5. Principles of Forecasting (2001) ( http://www.forecastingprinciples.com/methodologytree.html ) Apprehending the futures
  6. 6. Method to the madness <ul><li>[A] comprehensive review and analysis of research, articles, papers, blogs, and interviews </li></ul><ul><li>[We] discussed existing applications and brainstormed new ones. </li></ul><ul><li>A key criterion was the potential relevance of the topics to teaching, learning, research, and creative expression. </li></ul><ul><li>Iteration, ranking, reiteration, reranking </li></ul>
  7. 7. Research questions <ul><li>What would you list among the established technologies that learning-focused institutions should all be using broadly today to support or enhance teaching, learning, research, or creative expression? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Research questions <ul><li>What technologies that have a solid user base in consumer, entertainment, or other industries should learning-focused institutions be actively looking for ways to apply? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Research questions <ul><li>What are the key emerging technologies you see developing to the point that learning-focused institutions should begin to take notice during the next three to five years? What organizations or companies are the leaders in these technologies? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Research questions <ul><li>What do you see as the key challenges related to teaching, learning, or creative expression that learning-focused institutions will face during the next five years? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Research questions <ul><li>What trends do you expect to have a significant impact on the ways in which learning-focused institutions approach our core missions of teaching, research, and service? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Technologies to watch <ul><li>Mobiles </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>Geo-everything </li></ul><ul><li>4. Personal Web </li></ul><ul><li>5. Semantic-aware apps </li></ul><ul><li>6. Smart objects </li></ul>
  13. 13. Key trends <ul><li>“ Increasing globalization continues to affect the way we work, collaborate, and communicate.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The notion of collective intelligence is redefining how we think about ambiguity and imprecision” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Key trends <ul><li>“ Experience with and affinity for games as learning tools is an increasingly universal characteristic among those entering higher education and the workforce…” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Visualization tools are making information more meaningful and insights more intuitive…” </li></ul>
  15. 15. Critical challenges <ul><li>“ There is a growing need for formal instruction in key new skills, including information literacy, visual literacy, and technological literacy. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are different, but a lot of educational material is not. </li></ul><ul><li>We are expected, especially in public education, to measure and prove through formal assessment that our students are learning.“ </li></ul>
  16. 16. Critical challenges <ul><li>“ Higher education is facing a growing expectation to make use of and to deliver services, content, and media to mobile devices. </li></ul><ul><li>Significant shifts are taking place in the ways scholarship and research are conducted, and there is a need for innovation and leadership at all levels of the academy.” </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>The Horizon Report site: http://www.nmc.org/horizon </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarks: http://delicious.com/tag/hz09 </li></ul><ul><li>Today's wiki page for aggregating information and responses: http://tinyurl.com/ctce4e </li></ul>

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