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Horizon Report

  1. 1. The Horizon Report 2009 K-12 Edition Technologies on the Horizon www.nmc.org/publications
  2. 2. The Horizon Report <ul><li>Sponsored by the New Media Consortium </li></ul>www.nmc.org/publications
  3. 3. The Horizon Report 2009 K-12 Edition <ul><li>Seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching and learning. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Emerging Technologies <ul><li>Technologies that are likely to be accepted in the mainstream of K-12 teaching and learning: </li></ul>The Personal Web Mobiles Online Communication Tools Smart Objects Cloud Computing Collaborative Environments 4-5 years out 2-3 years out In the next year
  5. 5. Collaborative Environments <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul>
  6. 6. Collaborative Environments <ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>• Multiple people can work within them synchronous / asynchronous </li></ul><ul><li>Users can leave evidence of their thoughts and reflections of the thinking of others </li></ul><ul><li>Users can support each other anytime/anywhere </li></ul>
  7. 7. Collaborative Environments <ul><li>Relevance to Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Foster teamwork and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Practice critical thinking in a more or less public forum (benefit from seeing peers work and the critique of their own). </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing constructivist learning goals made easier because the ability to archive conversations and versions of work. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Online Communication Tools <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul>
  9. 9. Online Communication Tools <ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>Widely used by professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronous / Asynchronous </li></ul><ul><li>Text, Audio, Video </li></ul><ul><li>One-to-One, One-to Many, Many to Many </li></ul><ul><li>Allows dialog that is not bound by place or time </li></ul>
  10. 10. Online Communication Tools <ul><li>Relevance to Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Allows students to… </li></ul><ul><li>Experience learning in multiple modes </li></ul><ul><li>Make connections with others around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Share ideas with others </li></ul><ul><li>Access information and learn about something at the most teachable of moments… when they are curious about it. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Cloud Computing <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul>
  12. 12. Cloud Computing <ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Distributing computing power, applications and large systems among many machines </li></ul><ul><li>Inexpensive Data Storage </li></ul><ul><li>Applications can be ran on a low powered browser ready device. </li></ul><ul><li>Shifting how we think about applications and data storage. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Cloud Computing <ul><li>Relevance to Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Provides students and teachers access to low cost alternative to desktop applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible anywhere </li></ul>
  14. 14. Mobiles <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul>iPhone Windows Mobile Google Android
  15. 15. Mobiles <ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to record audio, video and images </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>SMS </li></ul><ul><li>Gamining </li></ul><ul><li>GPS </li></ul><ul><li>Not just a phone, most applications available have nothing to do with making a phone call. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Mobiles <ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ By 2020 most people in the world will be using a mobile device as their primary means of connecting to the Internet.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Pew Internet & American Life Project </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Mobiles <ul><li>Relevance to Teaching and Learning: </li></ul><ul><li>Always Available: Possibly what our vision of 1-to-1 computing will become. </li></ul><ul><li>3rd party applications create nearly infinite possibilities for education, networking and personal productivity. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Poll <ul><li>Link to poll here </li></ul>
  19. 19. Critical Challenges <ul><li>Growing need for instruction in information/technology/visual literacy. </li></ul><ul><li>Our students are different, but our underlying practices and materials are changing slowly. </li></ul><ul><li>Little opportunities for students to engage in learning environments that incorporate real-life experiences. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Critical Challenges <ul><li>Slow adoption of technologies in K-12 that have already been integrated in other segments. </li></ul><ul><li>KEY CHALLENGE: </li></ul><ul><li>Learners have increasing options for learning, and most of those options are made available outside of the traditional K-12 system. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Links <ul><li>Horizon Report Delicious Links </li></ul><ul><li>www.delicious.com/tag/hzk09 </li></ul>

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