Monday, April 30, 2007
[TIPS] New Horizon Project report
A couple of years ago I gave our Tech folks the latest Horizon Report. I think it was either '04 or '05. Since then I'd forgotten about it until reading a post by Vicki Davis in her blog that mentioned it. She's now a part of the project. (Congratulations, vicki!)
But, this time I'm going to send it out for you to read. What I like about it is they suggest what what technology you should be adopting NOW, then in the two to three year range, and again in the four to five year range, based on their analysis of the trends. Previous reports can be found here: http://www.nmc.org/publications. Remember, these reports are based on current trends and technology, so they're shooting at a moving target that moves faster every day. But, last year they said that you should be doing blogging and podcasting in a year or less - aka NOW! They were right on that one, yes? And they give the relevance for education for using those technologies.
But, this is an excellent report that discusses trends, challenges, and more. If you're in a position to be making policy decisions, you owe it to yourself (and your students) to take a look at this. You may not agree with everything, but it's a great place to start the dialog.