The annual Horizon Report is a collaborative effort between the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) and the New Media Consortium (NMC). 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 2010 are:
Time to adoption: One Year or Less
- Mobile Computing
- Open Content
Time to adoption: Two to Three Years
- Electronic Books
- Simple Augmented Reality
Time to adoption: Four to Five Years
- Gesture-based Computing
- Visual Data Analysis
Each section of the report provides live Web links to examples and additional readings. The findings for the 2010 Report resulted from the work of the 47-person Advisory Board, with experts from ten countries.