I was invited to serve on the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Project Advisory Board for 2006-2007 in August. 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 Advisory Board workspace wiki site is password-free, and available to anyone interested in the process 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 Horizon Report.
The 2007 Horizon Report is now available (pdf). The 2007 edition is a collaboration between The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE program.
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.