Horizon Report 2007: Impact of Emerging Technologies on Teaching, Learning, Creative Expression

The Horizon Report 2007 was just released.

From the NMC Website: “The Horizon Report 2007 is a collaboration between the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative and is based on a research-oriented effort that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression in higher education within the next five years. “

The consortium posed the following questions:

  1. What would you list among the established technologies that learning-focused institutions should all be using broadly today to support or enhance teaching, learning, or creative expression?
  2. What technologies that have a solid user base in consumer, entertainment, or other industries should learning-focused institutions be actively looking for ways to apply?
  3. What are the key emerging technologies you see developing to the point that learning-focused institutions should begin to take notice during the next 3 to 5 years? What organizations or companies are the leaders in these technologies?
  4. What do you see as the key challenge(s) related to teaching, learning, or creative expression that learning-focused institutions will face during the next 5 years?
  5. What trends do you expect to have a significant impact on the ways in which learning-focused institutions approach our core missions of teaching, research, and service?

Many interesting responses, but the most interesting for me: Online collaboration ends up on the shortlist as both, to be “adopted in one year or less” and under “critical challenges.”

The 32 page report is available as pdf.