2009 Horizon Report
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less
The idea of a single portable device that can make phone calls,
take pictures, record audio and video, store data, music, and
movies, and interact with the Internet — all of it — has
become so interwoven into our lifestyles that it is now
surprising to learn that someone does not carry one.
The mobile device will be the primary connection
tool to the internet for most people in the world in
Voice recognition and touch user-interfaces with
the internet will be more prevalent and accepted
The consensus is that mobile devices will continue
to grow in impact because people need to be
connected, wherever they are.
Pew: Networked Families
89% of married-with-children households own
multiple cell phones, and nearly half (47%)
own three or more mobile devices.
57% of these children (aged 7-17) have their
own cell phone.
25% of survey respondents feel that their
family today is now closer than their family
when they were growing up thanks to the use
of the internet and cell phones.
United Nations Telecom Agency
In 2000, only 12 per cent of the global
population had a mobile phone.
The number of mobile phone users will
overtake the number of people who don't
have a cellphone this year for the first time.
(that was in early 2008)
Louisiana Community and
Technical College System
Pilot program to offer courses to any students
with Blackberries or iPhones
21 courses in business and gen ed.
Eventually, entire associate degrees will be
available online and on cell phones
Students will be able to register for classes,
access study materials, submit assignments
and go to the online bookstore all from the
palm of their hand
Text message your search query to
466453 ('GOOGLE' on most devices)
and get results back.
Keywords: weather, define, stock, postal
code, translate, calculator, and more…
Create a shared storage space for
media and content.
Upload new content via email, phone,
fax, and more.
VSTE Drop: http://drop.io/vste2009
Multiple choice and open-ended
Link respondents to multiple questions
Interactive quizzes, polling, low-cost
Easy online video production
Videos are shown live while recording
Past recordings are accessible
One to Many broadcasting
Announcements and Updates
Ability to set updates to private
Integrates with many other web services
like Qik and Drop.io
Many to Many broadcasting
Facilitate a group discussion
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Where are we headed?
100% saturation within the next 5 years.
The Distraction Dilemma
How can we teach appropriate use of
cell phones, if we are unwilling to use
them at all?
Set forth guidelines and stand by them.
Encourage and promote positive use of
new technology instead of keeping it all
Learning is a deeply personal act that is facilitated
when learning experiences are relevant, reliable, and
Different kinds of learning demand appropriate
strategies, tools, and resources.
Technology in and of itself may not guarantee better
The better the experience and the more intentional the
results, the greater is the likelihood that learning will