Thursday, April 15, 2010

2010 Horizon Report: The K12 Edition

The web version of the 2010 Horizon Report: the K12 Edition should be mandatory reading for every educator.
This report is a publication of The New Media Consortium and made possible via a grant from HP.

The following five trends have been identified as key drivers of technology adoptions for the period 2010 through 2015; they are listed here in the order they were ranked by the 42 member Advisory Board.

  1. Technology is increasingly a means for empowering students, a method for communication and socializing, and a ubiquitous, transparent part of their lives.
  2. Technology continues to profoundly affect the way we work, collaborate, communicate, and succeed. Information technologies impact how people work, play, learn, socialize, and collaborate.
  3. The perceived value of innovation and creativity is increasing. Innovation is valued at the highest levels of business and must be embraced in schools if students are to succeed beyond their formal education.
  4. There is increasing interest in just-in-time, alternate, or non-formal avenues of education, such as online learning, mentoring, and independent study.
  5. The way we think of learning environments is changing.

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