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2009 Horizon Report: Emerging Technologies for Higher Education

The 2009 Horizon Report discusses six emerging technologies and practices that are likely to have considerable impact on higher education, and could be widely implemented  for teaching, learning, research, content sharing, social activities, and creative expression in the next one to five years.

The research paper is a collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). Six areas that have been identified are mobiles, cloud computing, geo-everything, personal Web, semantic-aware applications, and smart objects. Definition and examples of how each technology is being or could be used are presented in the report. It also identifies key trends and critical challenges that facing education and learning organizations over the five-year period.

The report is available free of charge and under Creative Commons license. You can access the full report at or

You can read how the Project Advisory Board manages the process of selecting topics for the 2009 report on Horizon Wiki, where related resources are also listed.

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