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Educause and the Horizon Reports

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- Read EDUCAUSE Review Magazine, view a cutting edge video lecture, or find a brief on a specific topic of interest at Educause.

 

Educause - Anderson University is a member of Educause, "a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology." Educause monitors and evaluates the effect of new technologies on higher education and even attempts to predict the future. It places supportive information online - evaluations, articles, video lectures, blogs, etc. - to help faculty, librarians, administrators, etc., embrace information technology.

 

Note that while Anderson University is a member of Educause, almost all of the information produced there is freely available online. Here are some important links. About    Resources     Professional Development 

 

One of the most important of Educause’s publications is the annual Horizon Report which highlights five to six technologies each year that are predicted to have significant impact on higher education in the next one to five years.  Topics covered in the 2010 issue included: Mobile Computing, Open Content, Electronic Books, Simple Augmented Reality, Gesture-based Computing, and Visual Data Analysis. You can check out the 2009 and 2010 issue at the library or find the following online:2010     2009     2008     2007     2006     2005

 

Of further interest is their Learning Technology Briefs, a series of over 60 diverse titles called “7 Things You Should Know About…”

Topics include those covered in the Horizon Reports, and many more including:

  • 7 Things You Should Know About Google Wave (Oct 2009)
  • 7 Things You Should Know About Collaborative Annotation (Oct 2009)
  • 7 Things You Should Know About Telepresence (Sep 2009)
  • 7 Things You Should Know About Data Visualization II (Aug 2009)
  • 7 Things You Should Know About Microblogging (Jul 2009)
  • 7 Things You Should Know About VoiceThread (Jun 2009)
  • 7 Things You Should Know About Personal Learning Environments (May 2009)
  • 7 Things You Should Know About Live Question Tool (Apr 2009)

Educause is both a great way to keep up with educational technology AND a great resource to find out more about a particular topic. The sheer volume of reflective content is astounding.