2009 Horizon Report


The annual Horizon Report is a collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). Each year, the report identifies and describes six areas of emerging technology likely to have a significant impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression in higher education within three adoption horizons: a year or less, two to three years, and four to five years.
The areas of emerging technology cited for 2009 are:
  Mobiles (i.e., mobile devices)
  Cloud computing
  Geo-everything (i.e., geo-tagging)
  The personal web
  Semantic-aware applications
  Smart objects
Each section of the report provides live Web links to examples and additional readings.

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