Crystal Ball – regazed

A few months ago I mentioned the NMC 2009 report.

Last week they launched the 2010 report, and it’s fascinating how quickly some of this is becoming ‘main stream’.

A few observations from the group ..

The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the Internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as educators in sense-making, coaching, and credential
People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want to. 
The technologies we use are increasingly cloud-based, and our notions of IT support are decentralized. 
The work of students is increasingly seen as collaborative by nature, and there is more  crosscampus collaboration between departments. 
Digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession.
 
The authors then list key technologies and the expected time frames for ‘mainstream use’
 
Here’s an interesting one scheduled for 4 years out – Visual Data Analysis.
Looks like our Library service forgot to read the script ..

For the full report – 2010-Horizon-Report

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About mikemcsharry
I run an established ICT services company (www.systemed.co.uk) in the East Midlands (UK), the majority of our customers are primary schools. The new methods of learning and collaboration are offering so many exciting developments!

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