Find more photos like this on Horizon Project 2008
Our first information session for the Horizon Project was held in Elluminate 2 days ago. A keen group of international educators came in to discuss how we can make this a fantastic project for everyone. Thanks to the record function in Elluminate you can watch and listen to the recording of the meet-up almost as if you were there.
Thanks to Alan Levine from the New Media Consortium for being with us and talking about the development and aims of the Horizon Report. The press release for the Horizon Report 2008 release gives full details. Also, there are many opportunities for educators to engage with the process Horizon Report via the NMC.
From the press release webpage-
"According to EDUCAUSE President Diana Oblinger, “The Horizon Report helps all of us put emerging technologies in perspective—what might be useful, what might be further in the future—and links it to learning. The examples illustrate that all this is very real. The report also raises important issues about the implications of technology—and perhaps some of our assumptions about learning.”"
"In defining the six selected areas for 2008—grassroots video, collaboration webs, mobile broadband, data mashups, collective intelligence, and social operating systems—the project draws on an ongoing discussion among knowledgeable individuals in business, industry, and education, as well as published resources, current research and practice, and the expertise of the NMC and ELI communities. The Horizon Project’s Advisory Board probes current trends and challenges in higher education, explores possible topics for the report, and ultimately selects the technologies to be profiled."
Vicki Davis and I were honored to be on the Advisory Board and to contribute ideas and practices for the secondary school level of education.
I was most interested also to hear Alan Levine speak about the plans for a more international Horizon Report, one that is not so US-centric. I also encourage you to read Alan's blog following the release of the Horizon Report as it has links to a video of the release and audio files introducing the 6 emerging trends. It looks like they had a lot of fun using Second Life to present the material!
Download the 2008 Horizon Report
So, what can you do to be involved in the Horizon Project 2008?
- Join the Horizon Project 2008 Ning
- Join the Horizon Project 2008 wiki
- Join the Google Group (for teachers only, not students)
- Read the Horizon Report 2008
- Read Alan's blog post that details the release of the report and gives audio introductions to each emerging trend
- As a participating classroom - we are looking for international classrooms
- As a peer review classroom
- As an advisor/expert for one of the emerging trends
- As a judge for the multimedia artifacts
- As a researcher
Technorati Tags: hz08 horizon2008 horizonreport2008 horizonproject2008 alanlevine vickidavis