Horizon Report 2008 is available now for download

Although the report will officially announced on Monday at Educause in San Antonio, the Horizon 2008 Report is available now for download and the Horizon Project wiki is available for viewing.

We're planning some new amazing things for the April/May Horizon Project (see last year's project.)

In addition to analyzing the MetaTrends of the last 5 years, this report outlines the major emerging technologies for college level education in the next 5 years including:

1 year or less

  • Grassroots Video
  • Collaboration Webs

2-3 years

  • Mobile Broadband
  • Data Mashups

4-5 years

  • Collective Intelligence
  • Social Operating Systems

What I love best is the tagging standard — you can add examples of your own using delicious.
2008 tagged items http://del.icio.us/tag/hz08

How do I del.icio.us it?
So, if you find something on collective intelligence tag it hz08 and leave a space and tag it collectiveintelligence. Then it will show up in delicious. We will use these tags in our student project as well.

How they wrote the report

The process of participating in this was amazing (Julie Lindsay and I were on the advisory board) and has given us a lot of insight that we will apply to our own projects… Larry Johnson is an amazing leader as is Alan Levine. The examples and information are incredible.

Who should read the report?
I believe that all educators, particularly those in a college setting should read this report, if only to have an opinion. It should also be studied by preservice teachers to understand what they are getting students ready for. I often hear that schools of education are the slowest to adopt and understand these trends.

We have got to get in the habit of change

This seems counterintuitive, however, the only constant now is change. As I like to say “When you're green you're growing and when you're ripe, you rot.” We need more “green” people who are willing to learn new things at those levels. Be green. Stay green. (And I'm not talking global warming, but that too!)

I look forward to discussing these trends more in the future. Goodnight!

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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