Welcome to the workspace for the Horizon.K12 Project, which will produce a report focusing on emerging technology and its applications for K-12 education. This space was created as a place for the members of the Horizon.K12 Advisory Board to manage the process of selecting the topics for the Horizon Report: 2009 K-12 Edition. Horizon.K12 is a new project that applies the process developed for the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project with a focus on emerging technologies for elementary and secondary learning institutions. Members of the K-12 education community are encouraged to follow the Advisory Board's progress as the discussion unfolds and to use the wiki as a resource and reference tool.
For additional details on activities, see the timeline.
Introduction to the Horizon.K12 Project Wiki
As you scan the sections below, you'll see a number of major areas with which you will soon become very familiar.
The Horizon.K12 Sandbox, immediately below, will be our primary work area. There you will find links to the activities in which we are actively engaged. The Sandbox will change as we move through the various processes involved in sorting through the technologies and issues we will consider as we progress toward the final list that we'll feature in the 2009 Horizon.K12 Report. Status and process advisories will always help you know what we are asking of you each week.
Below that you'll find a carefully selected collection of press clippings, articles, reports, essays, RSS feeds, and links that we've gathered to inform our work. The items in these areas are meant to grow – please add to them liberally from your own readings and environmental scanning – and above all, leave comments!
We also publish live RSS feeds on the Project wiki to ensure that we have access to the most up-to-date content. There is much material here and, with your help, it will grow in significance, as you add your own resources to the RSS list.
Horizon.K12 Topic Preview – Send us your examples!
Do you know about interesting projects that could be featured in the 2009 K-12 Horizon Report? Send them along! We are seeking innovative projects, programs, tools, and other examples in the following topic areas:
- Collaborative Environments
- Online Communication Tools
- Cloud Computing
- Smart Objects
- The Personal Web
For more details about these topics, please see the 2009 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition Preview (pdf) . If you have or know of examples, please send them to Rachel Smith (email@example.com).
Preparing the Short List
STATUS: The Advisory Board has completed ranking the responses to the five research questions and NMC staff prepared the 2009 Short Listhttp://horizon.nmc.org/images/pdf.gif a draft version of the semi-finalists that was be used as input to the voting for final rankings. Follow the links below to discussion pages for the twelve semi-finalist topics.
Time-to-Adoption: One year or Less
- Collaborative Environments
- Communication Tools
- Personally-Owned Devices
- One-to-One Laptop Initiatives
Time-to-Adoption: Two to Three Years
Time-to-Adoption: Four to Five Years
- Smart Objects
- New Tools for Filtering and Security
- Expanded Personal Web
- Semantic-Aware Applications
Horizon.K12 Sandbox – We are ranking the responses to the Research Questions here
STATUS: The Advisory Board has ranked the responses to the research questions listed below. Sample completed ranking form
- Research Question One Wiki Page (This question is not being ranked)
- Research Question 2a Wiki Page -- MS Word RQ2a Ranking Form -- RQ2a Raw Data Summary
- Research Question 2b Wiki Page -- MS Word RQ2b Ranking Form -- RQ2b Raw Data Summary
- Research Question 2c Wiki Page -- MS Word RQ2c Ranking Form -- RQ2c Raw Data Summary
- Research Question Three Wiki Page -- MS Word RQ3 Ranking Form -- RQ3 Raw Data Summary
- Research Question Four Wiki Page -- MS Word RQ4 Ranking Form -- RQ4 Raw Data Summary
Press Clippings – technology news and reports that is informing our work
STATUS: The Advisory Board reviewed the reports and articles in this section, added new ones and commentary.
These categories represent a carefully selected collection of press clippings, articles, reports, essays, links, and RSS feeds have been reviewed by the Advisory Board, with key articles that are tagged and moved to the top of each section. Please continue to add new ones!
- Emerging Technologies
- Challenges and Trends
- Published 'Technologies to Watch' Lists
- Technology in Popular Culture
- Reports and Research
- Miscellanea -- Stories, Examples, Food for Thought
- Essays and Interviews on the Future
- Selected RSS Feeds
- Items tagged in del.icio.us