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Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition

Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition
Login or Create New Account Member Spotlights RIT Launches Nation’s First Minor in Free and Open Source Software and Free Culture Partner News HP LIFE e-Learning Raffle: Win an Amazon Gift Card! iTUNES U Ideas that Matter and More High Quality, Free EdTech Content Sparking innovation, learning and creativity. > Publications > NMC on iTunes U > Creative Commons NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program. The tenth edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education. Tags: 2013 135638 reads Sparking innovation, learning and creativity. Identifying the impact of emerging technologies. News Events Members Projects Connections Publications Horizon About Related:  staff trainingHigher Education

- Three Things We Need To Remember For Every Professional Development There are lots of ideas out there as to why teachers don't want to engage in PD. Many times the PD, when it is required, isn't meaningful. When I was in the classroom I was part of a team that helped to decide the direction our PD at the school level would take. On the flip side, at the district level, teachers rarely got to choose the direction of the PD. However, one theme that came up again and again was maybe too much blame was being placed on teachers and district administrators. What do you think? Predicting the future? Where is scholarly communication headed - Networked Researcher While it is often futile to attempt to predict the future of anything, that is what I am going to try to do here. I will also include some elements of a future that I would like to see–not necessarily the future that I think will happen. In the area of libraries, there has been a spate of blog posts and articles concerning the future of libraries (for example, see here, here, here, and here), including both academic libraries and public libraries. I am mostly going to concentrate on the journal publishing business side of scholarly communication. You may ask yourself, why should we try to predict the future of scholarly communication? Enough of the back story. Scholars and researchers will continue to use articles as the means to communicate research results, but the structure of article communication will change. At some point, when administrators become more familiar with altmetric use indicators, the value of the journal as a container will go down, and the situation will flip.

La formation en ligne est là pour rester et croître, spécialement en éducation post-secondaire. Sir John Daniels prédit une transformation importante des universités. Dans ce vidéo de 7 minutes, Sir John Daniels démontre que l’industrialisation de l’éducation, avec les avantages indéniables coté qualité et économie d’échelle, fait en sorte que le secteur privé est en train de s’accaparer l’éducation en ligne à moins que le secteur public cesse de privilégier le modèle artisanal et commence à travailler en équipe et avec des spécialisations de fonctions et le souci du «client». Si on ajoute de plus l’utilisation des ressources ouvertes, où il est possible de produire et de profiter de ressources de qualité gratuitement, on s’aperçoit que des changements profonds se préparent en éducation post-secondaire. Sir John Daniels speaking on three developments in online learning Niveau : Universitaire

2013 Horizon.K12: The Interim Results Login or Create New Account Member Spotlights RIT Launches Nation’s First Minor in Free and Open Source Software and Free Culture Submit Your Projects: NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition iTUNES U Ideas that Matter and More High Quality, Free EdTech Content Sparking innovation, learning and creativity. > NMC News > NMC Blogs > NMC Member Spotlights > NMC Member News > NMC Most Engaging 2013 Horizon.K12: The Interim Results Posted April 3, 2013 by Samantha Becker The NMC is pleased to announce the interim results of the 2013 Horizon.K12 Project, as presented at the 2013 CoSN Conference in San Diego. This Short List will inform the decisions of the advisory board as they embark on the final round of rankings, in which the list of technologies, trends, and challenges will be cut in half for the final report. Near-Term Horizon: One Year or Less * BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) * Cloud Computing * Mobile Learning * Online Learning Top 10 Trends (alphabetical order) Top 10 Challenges (alphabetical order)

5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology "I'm not very tech savvy" is the response I usually hear from teachers that struggle with technology. Whether it's attaching a document to an email or creating a PowerPoint, some teachers really have a difficult time navigating the digital world. As schools around the globe begin to embed the use of technology in their learning environments, these teachers can be left feeling frustrated and marginalized by the new tools they are required to use but do not understand. The school where I teach is currently within its post-BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) implementation age. We started with a small cohort of tech-savvy teachers to pilot a BYOD program with selected classes. If you plan on introducing a new technology or are embarking on the mighty task of becoming a wireless BYOD school, here are five tips to help your teachers still struggling with technology. 1. Integrating technology can be very stressful for educators that aren't familiar with it. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Video, links from Monday's App Slam at SpotOn London November 14, 2012 At Digital Science, we work to develop software internally as well as support other scientific startups working to craft tools to enable more efficient research through better use of technology. We have a keen interest in scientific software, and wanted to open up the floor to the SpotOn London attendees this past Monday to hear about tools they were developing to help researchers or ones they find especially useful in circumnavigating a problem. Following an open call, we selected nine projects and tools for the App Slam, and invited a representative from each on stage to tell us more for 5 minutes. To help frame the session, we set four categories for submissions based on the tool's target area for application: literature review, experimentation, analysis and measurement and finally publication and dissemination. Video for the session is now up, which you can access here.

We don’t need no educator : The role of the teacher in today’s online education [All Presentations] We don’t need no educator : The role of the teacher in today’s online education February 15, 2013 Keynote presentation delivered to Utdanningskonferansen 2013, Bergen, Norway. This presentation, delivered in Bergen, Norway, describes the changing nature of online learning with the introduction of massive open online courses, and in that context describes and explains the changing roles of the educator. [Slides] [Audio] [Conference Link] The dirty little secret of online learning: Students are bored and dropping out Online education has been around for a long time. But massive open online courses are finally making it respectable. Maybe even cool. Let’s not forget, though, that they are still experiments. And despite being “massively overhyped” (even in the eyes of their most dyed-in-the-wool supporters), they are not actually having a massive impact on students yet. So let’s review what we’ve learned so far. Hundreds of courses are now available from dozens of the world’s best universities and professors. So far, though, online courses are not building a massively better-skilled workforce. Sure, a few free, open, online courses have generated eye-popping registration numbers, upwards of 200,000 in some cases. Not So Massive After All So why are all these students falling asleep, virtually, in their digital classes? Another big issue, especially for non-traditional students, is that learning has to fit in between life and work. Let’s start with mobile first.

How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology In my consulting as well as administrative technology work, I am often asked the same questions by different schools and officials. One of the most common is: “How do you get teachers who are hesitant or resistant to use technology?” I am keenly aware that many of my colleagues are not, for various reasons, gung ho about educational technology. And it’s interesting. Quite often, the teachers who are hesitant to adopt new technology are great — in fact, amazing — educators. In my role as tech advocate, I habitually find myself trying to coax these established educators to use new tools and incorporate new methodologies. 1. If you’re working with veteran educators, this is especially important. Instead, try this: observe what they do in the classroom that’s made them successful and build out from there. 2. If teachers express a want or need for technology in the classroom (a particular browser, program, hardware, etc.) accommodate them! 3. 4. Teachers are not done at three o’clock. 5. 6.