2013 Horizon Report

Emerging technology forecast

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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 five years.

HR2013.pdf (application/pdf Object).

The areas of emerging technology cited for 2013 are:

Time to adoption: One Year or Less

  • Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCS)
  • Tablet Computing

Time to adoption: Two to Three Years

  • Games and Gamification
  • Learning Analytics

Time to adoption: Four to Five Years

  • 3D Printing
  • Wearable Technology
The areas of emerging technology cited for 2012 were:Time to adoption: One Year or Less
  • Mobile Apps
  • Tablet Computing

Time to adoption: Two to Three Years

Time to adoption: Four to Five Years

  • Gesture-based Computing
  • Internet of Things

 

The areas of emerging technology cited for 2011 were:
Time to adoption: One Year or Less
  • Electronic Books
  • Mobiles

Time to adoption: Two to…

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“Liberate 250K”- OERs save students money

A Wikiversity Logo for Open Educational Resour... A Wikiversity Logo for Open Educational Resources. It was first used for the German OER-project (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Textbooks can be very expensive.  Tacoma Community College is using Open Educational Resources(OERs) to allay some this cost.  They are already saving students thousands of dollars. Their goal is $250,000 in savings for students by Academic Year 2014.  In first two quarters, they have saved student $128.000.Using OERs faculty at Tacoma Community College are discovering replacements for their textbooks.  oer project – home.

Watch this video of the faculty who are making a difference in their students’ lives. Spoiler Alert! There is a bonus for the faculty, too.Faculty on OER in Teaching

The article outlines the courses and savings this pilot has netted: ‘Liberate 250K’ – Tacoma Community College’s OER Project

Information on OER
OER Finding Aids

If you are interested in incorporating OERs in your classes and you would like some assistance, please contact me.

I wonder what is the effect on learning?