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What lies ahead of the horizon


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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.

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What lies ahead of the horizon

  1. 1. What lies ahead of the Horizon: the 2011 HorizonReport and its implications for Territory Schools<br />Presenter: Pamela McGowan<br />Maningrida School<br /><br />@PMMcG<br />#ltl2011<br />
  2. 2. Horizon Report - Background<br />Collaborate between New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative<br />New Horizon Project has existed since 2002, in 2008 they started to create sector and regional editions<br />Highlights technological trends and focuses on potential impact to education <br />Process identifies six trends from a list of over 50 (links about this are found within the document)<br />
  3. 3. Photo by Colin_K from<br />Why?<br />
  4. 4. The Structure of the London Eye contributed by Jill Everingtonfrom <br /><br />Structure and planning<br />
  5. 5. Sections of report<br />Executive Summary<br />Key trends<br />Critical Challenges<br />Technologies to watch<br />Time-to-adoption<br />Relevance for Teaching, Learning, Research or Creative Inquiry<br />Trend in practice (real life examples and Delicious pages dedicated to the subject)<br />
  6. 6. Highest ranked Key Trend<br /> 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)<br />Myst Online URU dmala set by Massygo from<br />
  7. 7. The rest of the key trends<br />People expect to be able to work, learn and study whenever and wherever they want<br />The world of work is increasingly collaborative, giving rise to reflection about the way student projects are structured<br />The technologies we use are increasingly cloud-based and our notions of IT support are decentralised<br />
  8. 8. Highest ranked Critical Challenge<br />Digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession (p. 3).<br />Daring_Librarina_Portfolio by The Daring Librarian from<br />
  9. 9. The rest of the critical challenges<br />Appropriate metrics of evalution lag behind the emergence of new scholarly forms of authoring, publishing and researching<br />Economic pressures and new models of education are presenting unprecedented competition to traditional models of the university<br />Keeping pace with the rapid proliferation of information, software tools and devices is challenging for students and teachers alike<br />
  10. 10. Different stripes, different types?<br />
  11. 11. Comparison of Reports<br />