Horizon Report 2009

The annual Horizon Report is a collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). Each year, the report identifies and describes six areas of emerging technology likely to have a significant impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression in higher education within three adoption horizons: a year or less, two to three years, and four to five years.

The areas of emerging technology cited for 2009 are:

  1. Mobiles (i.e., mobile devices)
  2. Cloud computing
  3. Geo-everything (i.e., geo-tagging)
  4. The personal web
  5. Semantic-aware applications
  6. Smart objects

Link: http://www.educause.edu/node/163616