I recently participated on the Advisory Board for the New Media Consortium Horizon.au report which charts the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning and creative expression in coming years. That report was released on December 1st.
From the Report:
” In defining the six selected areas—Virtual Worlds & Other Immersive Digital Environments; Cloud-Based Applications; Geolocation; Alternative Input Devices; Deep Tagging; and Next-Generation Mobile—the project drew on an ongoing discussion among knowledgeable leaders and practitioners in Australia and New Zealand business, industry, and education, as well as published resources, current research and practice, and the expertise of the NMC community itself. The Horizon Project’s Australia-New Zealand Advisory Board probed current trends and challenges in post compulsory education as they uniquely are expressed in Australia and New Zealand, explored possible topics for the Report, and over several rounds of rankings and dialog, selected the final technologies.”
The report is available here:
Larry Johnson and his team at the New Media Consortium have done a fantastic job in compiling this report. Over the next few entries this blog will delve into some of the predictions for a deeper understanding of their impact upon practice and business opportunities in the learning and performance space.