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:
â€¢ Mobiles (i.e., mobile devices)
â€¢ Cloud computing
â€¢ Geo-everything (i.e., geo-tagging)
â€¢ The personal web
â€¢ Semantic-aware applications
â€¢ Smart objects
Each section of the report provides live Web links to examples and additional readings.