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2005 Horizon Report
January 1, 2005

The 2005 Horizon Report, highlights six technologies that the underlying research suggests will become very important to higher education over the next one to five years. A central focus of th…

2006 Horizon Report
January 1, 2006

The annual Horizon Report is a collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). Each year, the report identifies and describes six areas of …

7 Things You Should Know About Augmented Reality
October 15, 2005

Augmented reality adds information and meaning to a real object or place. Unlike virtual reality, augmented reality does not create a simulated reality. Instead, it takes a real object or space a…

7 Things You Should Know About Blogs
September 15, 2005

A blog—shorthand for "Web log"—is an online collection of personal commentary and links. Blogs can be viewed as online journals to which others can respond that are as sim…

7 Things You Should Know About Calibrated Peer Review
October 4, 2013

Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) is a system developed at UCLA for coordinating and evaluating peer reviews of student work. In CPR, students review one another’s assignments in an an…

7 Things You Should Know About Citizen Journalism
November 15, 2007

Citizen journalism refers to a wide range of activities in which everyday people contribute information or commentary about news events. With the birth of digital technologies, people now have un…

7 Things You Should Know About Clickers
May 15, 2005

Interaction and engagement are often limited by class size and human dynamics (a few students may dominate the conversation while most avoid interaction). Interaction and engagement, both importa…

7 Things You Should Know About Collaborative Editing
December 15, 2005

Collaborative editing tools allow a group of individuals to simultaneously edit a document, see who else is working on it, and watch in real time as others make changes. As a functional hybrid of…

7 Things You Should Know About Data Visualization
October 11, 2007

Data visualization is the graphical representation of information. Information technology combines the principles of visualization with powerful applications and large data sets to create sophist…

7 Things You Should Know About Data Visualization II
August 3, 2009

Data visualization is the use of tools to represent data in the form of charts, maps, tag clouds, animations, or any graphical means that make content easier to understand. Graphic representation…