CoSN | Member Bulletin
February 6, 2008
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Register Now for the CoSN Conference
Does Gaming Have a Role in Education?
Ultraportables - CoSN's Latest EdTechNext Report Now Available
Chat: School Leaders Technological Knowledge Gap
Social Networking Site in Violation of COPPA
Essential Resources for CTOs
2008 Horizon Report Released
Broadband Visions
Software & Information Key Driver of Ec Growth
Gov’t CIO’s Urges Action on IT Security
Web 2.0 Threats Loom Large For IT
Open Source Gaining Traction
In the News
Tests of Tech Literacy Not Widespread
Vision of John Seeley Brown
Superintendents & Technology
Getting Started with Data Warehousing
New CEO for Project Inkwell
Computer Literacy NOT Information Literacy
Tech & Sci Ignorance Keeps Teens From Changing World
Recut, Reframe, Recycle…and It’s All Legal?
Congrats to Speak Up 2007
Funding and Award Opportunities
Apply Now for Intel Schools of Distinction Awards

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Essential Resources for CTOs  

2008 Horizon Report Released

The Horizon Report helps higher education CIO’s put emerging technologies in perspective—what might be useful, what might be further in the future—and links it to learning. The report also raises important issues about the implications of technology—and perhaps some of our assumptions about learning.
In defining the six selected areas for 2008—grassroots video, collaboration webs, mobile broadband, data mashups, collective intelligence, and social operating systems—the project draws on a discussion among knowledgeable individuals in business, industry, and education, as well as published resources, current research and practice, and the expertise of the NMC and ELI communities. The Horizon Project’s Advisory Board probes current trends and challenges in higher education, explores possible topics for the report, and ultimately selects the technologies to be profiled.
To create the 2008 Horizon Report, the 36 members of the 2008 Advisory Board engaged in a comprehensive review and analysis of research, articles, papers, and interviews; discussed existing applications and brainstormed new ones; and ultimately ranked the items on the list of more than 80 technologies that emerged for their potential relevance to teaching, learning, and creative expression. The 2008 Advisory Board included representatives from seven countries—the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, Japan, and China. Most of their work took place online over the fall of 2007. The board used a variety of collaboration tools, including a special wiki site dedicated to the project.
The 32-page 2008 Horizon Report is free and has been released with a Creative Commons license to facilitate its widespread use, easy duplication, and broad distribution.

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