Wednesday, January 16, 2008

2007 Horizons Report

The Horizons 2007 Report (New Media Consortium & Educause Learning Initiative) has been released. If you haven't already seen it, you might find it useful to have a look.

Among other things, it reports on six areas of emerging technology that it predicts will have significance for higher education over the next one to five years (read the report to see what they are!). It also identifies six key trends for higher education:

  1. The environment of higher education is changing rapidly (duh..)
  2. Increasing globalization is changing the way we work, collaborate and communicate (again...duh)
  3. Information literacy increasingly should not be taken as a given (getting more interesting now)
  4. Academic review and faculty rewards are increasingly out of sync with new forms of scholarship (now we're talking)
  5. The notions of collective intelligence and mass amateurization are pushing the boundaries of scholarship (yes....!!)
  6. Students' views of what is/not technology are increasingly different from those of faculty (Yes, yes!! How long have i been saying this??)
Download the pdf here

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