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This is a talk I will present on Thursday 7th of April 2011 at the Leading Technology for Learning conference as part of the Rapid Download sessions.

This is a talk I will present on Thursday 7th of April 2011 at the Leading Technology for Learning conference as part of the Rapid Download sessions.

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  • Welcome! I’m Pamela McGowan, the ICTC for Maningrida School and I also have a TL background which brought me to find this document and to examine its relevance for ICT across the entire Territory.
  • NMC – community of leading unis, colleges, museums, research centres. Stimulates and furthers exploration and use of new media and technolgoies for learning and creative expression.EDUCAUSE non-profit – mission to advance higher education by promoting intelligent use of ITSimilarities with Gartner’s hype cycle except the focus is learning
  • Why is it useful?Why does it matter?Why should I take the time to read this report?
  • These sections of the report can help frame our own policy and forward planning documents re: ICT in the TerritoryGoing to highlight one of each (only have 10 mins) on next slides
  • I think this is the challenge that we face everydayMulti-literaciesEffective use of information (shift happens)
  • Talk about these topics, value of combining different reports and resultsConversations about these topics, what is most interesting to people etc.Blogs, look at examples within the reports


  • 1. What lies ahead of the Horizon: the 2011 HorizonReport and its implications for Territory Schools
    Presenter: Pamela McGowan
    Maningrida School
  • 2. Horizon Report - Background
    Collaborate between New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative
    New Horizon Project has existed since 2002, in 2008 they started to create sector and regional editions
    Highlights technological trends and focuses on potential impact to education
    Process identifies six trends from a list of over 50 (links about this are found within the document)
  • 3. Photo by Colin_K from http://www.flickr.com/photos/22206521@N03/2200500024
  • 4. The Structure of the London Eye contributed by Jill Everingtonfrom
    Structure and planning
  • 5. Sections of report
    Executive Summary
    Key trends
    Critical Challenges
    Technologies to watch
    Relevance for Teaching, Learning, Research or Creative Inquiry
    Trend in practice (real life examples and Delicious pages dedicated to the subject)
  • 6. Highest ranked Key Trend
    The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the Internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as educators in sense-making, coaching and credentialing (p. 3)
    Myst Online URU dmala set by Massygo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/samdecle/4571658131/#/
  • 7. The rest of the key trends
    People expect to be able to work, learn and study whenever and wherever they want
    The world of work is increasingly collaborative, giving rise to reflection about the way student projects are structured
    The technologies we use are increasingly cloud-based and our notions of IT support are decentralised
  • 8. Highest ranked Critical Challenge
    Digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession (p. 3).
    Daring_Librarina_Portfolio by The Daring Librarian from http://www.flickr.com/photos/info_grrl/5143877110/#/
  • 9. The rest of the critical challenges
    Appropriate metrics of evalution lag behind the emergence of new scholarly forms of authoring, publishing and researching
    Economic pressures and new models of education are presenting unprecedented competition to traditional models of the university
    Keeping pace with the rapid proliferation of information, software tools and devices is challenging for students and teachers alike
  • 10. Different stripes, different types?
  • 11. Comparison of Reports