Last week, the 2008 Horizon Report was released. This is a collaboration with the New Media Consortium (NMC) and EDUCAUSE.

The report “seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression within learning-focused organizations.” The six technologies identified in this year’s report that are predicted to have an impact on teaching and learning include; grassroots video, collaboration webs, mobile broadband, data mashups, collective intelligence, and social operating systems. Challenges as well as examples of how each are being used in organizations similar to those that many of us probably work at, are included. Take a look, or just check out the examples if you don’t have time to read the entire report. Do you see other trends or challenges than the ones listed?

Posted by Kelly Czarnecki

About Kelly Czarnecki

Kelly Czarnecki is a Teen Librarian at ImaginOn with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She is a member of the YALSA blog advisory board.

2 Thoughts on “What is on the Horizon

  1. I am so excited to hear that business and industry believes that these new technologies are likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning and creative expression within learning-focused orgnizations. At what level, in what countries, and for which teachers and students? How are they likely to have a large impact on K12 teaching if the majority of school systems do not allow them to be utilized at the K12 level? I am hopeful that this “state” comes to fruition, but we as educators have to help make that happen.

    What are some ways that educators are successfully making it happen? Are they in business, industry and academic settings? We need to share successes in this endeavor so that others can utilize the ideas and perhaps enable more potential successes at the K12 level.

  2. Kelly [Member] on January 27, 2008 at 2:03 pm said:

    I believe they are in academic settings, yes as they were contributors to the report. There are examples of the technologies that are being used from all kinds of settings.

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