Back in August I was invited to
serve on the New Media Consortium‘s Horizon Project Advisory Board. The job of the Board, a small multi-disciplinary
group of thinkers from both within and outside higher education, has
been to provide vision and stimulus to the Horizon Project, and to
inform the annual Horizon Report. The official release takes place on Monday 22 January, at the Education Learning Initiative annual meeting in Atlanta USA.
The Advisory Board workspace wiki site is password-free, and available to anyone interested in the process that the group went through to check out.
"The New Media Consortium (NMC) Emerging Technologies Initiative
focuses on expanding the boundaries of teaching, learning and creative
expression by creatively applying new tools in new contexts. The
Horizon Project, the centerpiece of this initiative, charts the
landscape of emerging technologies and produces the NMC’s annual
The 2007 Horizon Report highlights six technologies that the
underlying research suggests will become very important to higher
education over the next one to five years.
A central focus of the discussion of each technology is its
relevance for teaching, learning, and creative expression. Live
weblinks to example applications are provided in each section, as well
as to additional readings.
Download the 2007 Horizon Report (285K, 32 pp).
The 2007 Horizon Report has been released with a Creative Commons License and may be freely replicated and distributed for noncommercial purposes provided that it is distributed only in its entirety."