Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2011 Horizon Report: Six Technologies in Higher Education (Time-to-Adoption)


Technology in higher education both in student affairs and in the academic setting is very important to me. Personally, I feel that technology is going to lead higher education in a direction that higher education professionals are not anticipating (yielding both positive and negative results).

Here's an interesting article from the Chronicle of Higher Education's Wired Edition titled "Six Top Tech Trends on the Horizon for Higher Education". According to this article, here are the top tech trends:

1 - Mobile Devices (i.e. - learning via iPad or iPad 2)
2 - Game-Based Learning (i.e. - interacting with avatars to learn the interview process)
3 - Learning Analytics (i.e. - great for assessment and evaluations)
4 - Electronic Books (i.e. - textbooks on the Kindle)
5 - Augmented Reality (i.e. - a mobile-based museum map, etc.)
6 - Gesture-Based Computing (i.e. - practicing surgery via the Nintendo Wii)

To read more about each of these technologies, you can access the report here - http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/HR2011.pdf

Millennial Professor - Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

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