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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 …

2009 Horizon Report
January 20, 2009

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 …

2013 Horizon Report
February 4, 2013

Produced by ELI and NMC each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education and creative expression over the next one to…

7 Things You Should Know About 3D Printing
July 10, 2012

3D printing is the process of creating an object using a machine that puts down material layer by layer until the desired object is formed. Such printers use specifications generated by …

7 Things You Should Know About Application Development Tools
September 6, 2012

A new class of application development tools allows nontechnical users to build mobile apps quickly and easily. With these tools, users choose from an available set of templates and menus…

7 Things You Should Know About Backchannel Communication
February 9, 2010

Backchannel communication is a secondary conversation that takes place at the same time as a conference session, lecture, or instructor-led learning activity. This might involve students using a …

7 Things You Should Know About Collaborative Annotation
October 5, 2009

Collaborative annotation tools expand the concept of social bookmarking by allowing users not only to share bookmarks but also to digitally annotate web pages. Rather than simply pointing to part…

7 Things You Should Know About Cyberinfrastructure
August 20, 2007

Cyberinfrastructure is not a new technology, per se, or merely a better, faster Internet. While cyberinfrastructure brings together high-performance computing, remote sensors, large data sets, mi…

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…

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