Trends and Potential
The initial listing of news on promising trends and the challenges of technology was culled from a variety of sources, including the New York Times, PC World, Technology Review, InfoWorld, Wired, etc.
Please use the edit link below to add more items to the list (see format notes), or to add comments on how or why you think these technologies or developments may be or may not be important. As is the convention throughout the Horizon.Museum wiki, we ask you to identify items you think are of high interest to us, as I have here [LJ], as a means of helping start the sifting process.
Recommended Reading / Tagged Items
- “Attribution Only” as Default Policy—Otago Polytechnic on the How and Why of CC BY
- NZ's Otago Polytechnic is setting a pace for open education with an innovative IP Policy. More detailed reporting on Wikieductor's Featured Institution report [LB][MC][JM][LK][AL][AL2]
- NZ School Opts for Free Software - Ministry supports the move
A move that is sure to gather momentum in New Zealand where a small primary school runs free software and recycles old computers. They want the Ministry to pay them the savings normally given to Microsoft and Apple. Ministry spokesperson supports the move. [LB][JM][LK][AL]
- Top six trends in communications and media technologies
The Top Six Trends report was developed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority and released in March 2008. [AL][MC][JM]
- Collective Intelligence vs. The Wisdom of Crowds
http://www.henryjenkins.org/2006/11/collective_intelligence_vs_the.html [LK - what an idea!][AL][MC]
- Future Knowledge
A resource for dialogue about the future of knowledge acquisition and sharing. Kids challenge our thinking. [WF]
- CT Watch Quarterly.(2007, August). Special issue: The coming revolution in scholarly communications and cyberinfrastructure, 3(3).
- More than 2/3rds of NZ Homes are not connected to broadband
NZ statistics released late 2007 reveal that most NZ homes are not connected to speeds faster than 25kB/s, with 1/3 of homes only connected to speeds faster than 200kB/s. It is thought to be considerably worse in rural areas. [LB]
- Extra storage as students go Gmail
NSW Department of Education is going Google for email [AL]
- University of Portsmouth researchers work on CCTV that can hear
The University of Portsmouth has embarked on a three-year project to develop CCTV cameras that can hear as well as see a crime being committed.
- Australia now in broadband speed top ten
According to new research from the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), Australia is now ranked within the top ten countries for average advertised broadband speeds.
- Laptops rule in schools project
New funding for school computer purchases in NSW is favoring laptops only
- Facebook is beating MySpace in popularity contest
New numbers from metrics firm ComScore show that in May, Facebook appears to have surpassed MySpace in worldwide unique visitors for the first time.
- The Ultrafast Future of Wireless
A new metal film could help control terahertz radiation and lead to wireless devices that are thousands of times faster than today's Wi-Fi.
- Training Australia magazine Autumn 2008
Includes LearnX Asia Pacific 2008 e-learning and training award winners.
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