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Horizon Report Wiki


This is an archived workspace used to produce the 2010 Horizon Report . You can find the current project wiki at http://horizon.nmc.org

This wiki is a place for the members of the Horizon Project Advisory Board to manage the selection process for the topics included in the 2010 Horizon Report, which is co-published by the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). The current report was released officially on January 19, 2010. (more...)

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Process Timeline

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Call For Examples - seeking your examples for inclusion in the 2010 Report

STATUS: We had close to 100 examples submitted for consideration! Thank you to all who participated.

The Final Rankings - final list of topics for the 2010 Report

STATUS: The Advisory Board has completed the final rankings and the final topics for the report are listed below. The 2010 Previewpdf.gif , which describes the six topics in more detail, is also available for download.

Critical Challenges
  • The role of the academy—and the way we prepare students for their future lives—is changing.
  • New scholarly forms of authoring, publishing, and researching continue to emerge but appropriate metrics for evaluating them increasingly lag behind or fail to appear.
  • Digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key 21st century skill, but there is a widening training gap for faculty and teachers.
  • Institutions increasingly focus more narrowly on key goals, as a result of shrinking budgets in the present economic climate.
Key Trends
  • The abundance of resources and relationships induced by open resources and social networks is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as educators in sense-making, coaching and credentialing.
  • More and more, people expect to be able to work, learn, study, and connect with their social networks wherever and whenever they want to.
  • Technologies are becoming more decentralized.
  • Students are increasingly seen as collaborators, and there is more cross-campus collaboration.

The Short List -- the 12 semi-finalist topics after the first round of voting

STATUS : The Advisory Board has completed ranking the responses to the five research questions and NMC staff prepared the 2010 Short List, a draft version of the report that was be used as input to the final rankings. Follow the links below to the descriptive pages for the twelve semi-finalist topics.
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years
Critical Challenges
Key Trends


The Research Questions -- final responses to the Research Questions

STATUS : The Advisory Board has finished entering responses to the research questions. The links below will take you to the raw data. The wiki pages are the data as it was entered originally. The pdf versions reflect the groupings that were done in preparation for the first round of rankings. Similar items were grouped into clusters for the rankings.

Press Clippings & Reports -- technology news and reports to inform our work

STATUS : The Advisory Board is using these resources as part of their background research; they've tagged those they consider especially important references with their initials.

Additional Resources -- new information that may be germane to our decisions

STATUS : The Advisory Board is continually reviewing the reports and articles in this section, adding new ones, and adding commentary.

The 2010 Horizon Project Advisory Board – guiding our discovery and selection process