Sunday, December 7, 2008

Examples Needed for 2009 NMC Horizon Report

From the NMC (New Media Consortium)...

We have begun drafting the 2009 Horizon Report, and we are seeking examples! We would love to feature the creative work you are doing.

We are interested in learning about any kind of research, pilot programs, innovative projects, or faculty work happening at your campus in any of the six areas listed below. (See the attached 2009 Horizon Report Preview of the topics for more details.) [Note: Contact Esther Grassian for a copy of the Preview in pdf.] Our goal is to help readers understand the potential impact of these technologies and their applications on teaching, learning, or creative expression.

Here are the six areas the Advisory Board has identified for this year's report:

Time-to-Adoption: One Year or Less
Cloud Computing

Time-to-Adoption: Two to Three Years
The Personal Web

Time-to-Adoption: Four to Five Years
Semantic-Aware Applications
Smart Objects

The Time-to-Adoption Horizon indicates how long the Advisory Board feels it will be until a significant number of campuses are providing or using each of these technologies or approaches broadly. Of course, a number of innovative NMC faculty and campuses are already working in some of these areas, and those are the very efforts we want to highlight. Of special interest are any activities that have a significant web presence so that a URL might be included in the report.

If you know of examples we could include, please reply directly to me at as soon as you can. We hope to have your examples by Wednesday, Dec. 17, but no matter what, we'd love to hear about what you are doing! All we really need is a sentence of description and a URL -- we'll do the rest.

Thanks -- and we look forward to hearing from you!



Rachel S. Smith
Vice President, NMC Services
The New Media Consortium

tel 512 445 4200 | fax 512 445 4205 | |

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