Sunday, April 25, 2010

The New Media Consortium's Horizon Report, K-12 Edition: Emerging Technologies to Watch - Cloud, Collaborative, Gaming, Mobile, Augmented,

"Digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession." - 2010 Horizon Report, K-12 Edition

"The second Horizon Report for the K-12 sector describes the continuing work of the NMC’s Horizon Project, a research project that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies that will likely have a significant impact on K-12 education. This report was produced in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and was made possible via a grant from HP. "

Emerging technologies to watch, and how they might affect education, according to the Horizon Report:

A few key points regarding emerging technology and education:
  • "Many policy makers and educators believe that deep reform is needed, but at the same time, there is little agreement as to what a new model of education might look like."
  • "Students are different, but educational practice and the materials that support it are changing only slowly."
  •  "Many activities related to learning  and education take place outside the walls of the classroom — but these experiences are often undervalued or unacknowledged."
About the New Media Consortium
"The New Media Consortium (NMC) is an international not-for-profit consortium of learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies. Its hundreds of member institutions constitute an elite list of the most highly regarded colleges and universities in the world, as well as leading museums, key research centers, and some of the world's most forward-thinking companies. For more than 15 years, the consortium and its members have dedicated themselves to exploring and developing potential applications of emerging technologies for learning, research, and creative inquiry. The consortium's Horizon Reports are regarded worldwide as the most timely and authoritative sources of information on new and emerging technologies available to education anywhere.

Horizons K-12 Advisory Board 

Don Henderson, Chair, Apple Inc. United States
Larry Johnson, Co-PI, The New Media Consortium, United States 
Keith Krueger, Co-PI, Consortium for School Networking, United States
Rob Ackerman, Bedford Public Schools, United States

Cristiana Mattos Assumpção, Colegio Bandeirantes, Brazil
Jeffrey Bajgot,Center for Educational Leadership and Technology,United States
Roger Blamire, European Schoolnet, Brussels Belgium
Stephen Breslin, Futurelab, United Kingdom
Christopher Brown, Pearson, United States
Jeanne Century, CEMSE, University of Chicago, United States
Horn Mun Cheah, Ministry of Education, Singapore
Kim Cofino,International School Bangkok,Thailand
Gavin Dykes,Cellcove Ltd.,United Kingdom
Lucy Gray, CEMSE, University of Chicago, United States
Claus Gregersen, Herning Gymnasium, Denmark
Steve Hargadon, Elluminate, United States
Marisa Hartling, Houston Independent School District, United States
Karen Greenwood Henke, Nimble Press, United States
Julie Hoo, Raffles Girls’ School, Singapore
Øystein Johannessen, Ministry of Education and Research, Norway
Barry Joseph, Global Kids, United States
Jim Klein, Saugus School District, United States
Alan Levine, The New Media Consortium, United States
Adrian Lim, Apple Inc., Singapore
Julie Lindsay, Beijing (BISS) International School, China
Julie Little, EDUCAUSE, United States
Jan Morrison, Washoe County School District, United States
Kathryn Moyle, University of Canberra, Australia
Judy O’Connell, St Joseph’s College, Australia
Alice Owen, Irving Independent School District, United States
Dan Phelan, Lake Washington School District, United States
Garry Putland, Education Services,  Australia
Will Richardson, Powerful Learning Practice, United States
Rachel Smith, The New Media Consortium, United States
Tammy Stephens, The Stephens Consulting Group, United States
Kari Stubbs, Brainpop, United States
Stan Trevena, Modesto City Schools, United States
Michael Trucano, World Bank, United States
Jim Vanides, HP, United States
Darrell Walery, Consolidated High School District 230, United States
Jeannette Weisschuh, HP, Germany
Guus Wijngaards, INHolland University, The Netherlands

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