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KPCB Internet Trends 2013

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report finds continued robust online growth. There are now 2.4 billion Internet users around the world, and the
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"The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report finds continued robust online growth. There are now 2.4 billion Internet users around the world, and the total continues to grow apace. Mobile usage is expanding rapidly, while the mobile advertising opportunity remains largely untapped. The report reviews the shifting online landscape, which has become more social and content rich, with expanded use of photos, video and audio. Looking ahead, the report finds early signs of growth for wearable computing devices, like glasses, connected wrist bands and watches - and the emergence of connected cars, drones and other new platforms." Note 117 slides - from source: http://www.slideshare.net/

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NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition

NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program.


The tenth edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education. Six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, as well as key trends and challenges expected to continue over the same period, giving campus leaders and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning." from source: http://www.nmc.org/

 

The abbreviated list:

 

Time to adoption:

- < 1 year:   Massively Open Online Courses and Tablet Computing
- 2-3 years: Games and Gamification and Learning Analytics
- 4-5 years: 3D Printing and Wearable Technology

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The NMC Horizon Report has been a most useful document for me since I first found out about it a couple years ago. I contains information that is relevant to many disciplines, K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Government Training / Education or for anyone interested in Information, Computer, and Communications Technologies.

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The NMC Horizon Report has been a most useful document for me since I first found out about it a couple years ago. I contains information that is relevant to many disciplines, K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Government Training / Education or for anyone interested in Information, Computer, and Communications Technologies.

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Brainstorm in Progress: MOOCs: Why Do We Need Instructional Design?

Brainstorm in Progress: MOOCs: Why Do We Need Instructional Design? | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

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Via Sarantis Chelmis
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The original author of this diagram is working on a paper about MOOCs. This is not a trick question. The author really does want comments about this design and how it might not or would apply to MOOCs

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Three Good Reasons Why Educators Should Embrace Ed Tech Entrepreneurs

Three Good Reasons Why Educators Should Embrace Ed Tech Entrepreneurs | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Three Reasons to Support Educational Start-ups:
1) Educational start-ups have the potential to transform higher education by providing solutions to problems that can’t be solved with existing methods.
2) Ed techinnovators provide products and platforms that give access to educational opportunities to students and instructors around the globe.
3) Start-upsprovide tools that have the potential to improve learning outcomes, increase learner engagement and create life-long learners." from source: https://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com

 

NOTE: The author goes on to explain these concepts along with comments and reactions from recent conference, the Current/Future State of Higher Education (CFHE12). The tone of the article is positive addressing personal issues for teachers as well as those involving organizations. It's a good read about issues of adoption and information diffusion.

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