Tuesday, March 9, 2010

NMC Seeks Examples: K-12 Horizon Report by 3/15

From the NMC Subscribers' List:

NMC Seeks Examples for 2010 Horizon Report: K12 Edition

The New Media Consortium, with support from Hewlett-Packard and in collaboration with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), is preparing the 2010 Horizon Report: K12 Edition. We are interested in learning about any kind of research, pilot programs, innovative projects, or other work happening at your school, or at schools you know about, in any of the six areas listed below. (See the attached 2010 Horizon Report: K12 Edition Preview of the topics for more details.) Our goal is to help readers understand the potential impact of these technologies and their applications on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry.

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

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less
* Cloud Computing
* Collaborative Environments

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years
* Educational Gaming
* Mobiles

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years
* Augmented Reality
* Thin Film Displays

The Time-to-Adoption Horizon indicates how long the Advisory Board feels it will be until a significant number of schools are providing or using each of these technologies or approaches broadly. Of course, a number of innovative teachers and schools 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.

How to Participate
If you know of examples we could include, please use the brief web form at http://go.nmc.org/horizon-example-project to tell us about them. We ask for a title, a URL, and a one- or two-sentence description; you also will need to select which of the six topics your example falls under. The process takes about two minutes.

We hope to have your examples by Monday, March 15, 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 | rachel@nmc.org | www.nmc.org

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