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The 2008 Horizon Report: Toward a Research Agenda
The annual Horizon Report, a collaboration between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), highlights six technologies that the underlying research suggests will become very important to higher education over the next one to five years. A central focus of the discussion of each technology is its relevance for teaching, learning, and creative expression.
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With the release of the 2008 edition in this annual series, the NMC is continuing the concerted, international effort started last year to describe a research agenda based on the six practices and technologies featured in the 2008 edition of the Horizon Report. You are invited to participate in this process, contribute to the discussion, and help shape directions for future research in these topics across higher education.
This effort reflects and embodies the topic of new scholarship, featured in the 2008 Report and also the subject of a major NMC focus area initiative. The completed research agenda is designed to encourage a deeper level of understanding around each of the topics in the Report.
Scroll down to see this year's topics and help shape a 2008 Call for Action by adding your ideas to the research agenda questions.
How To Participate
To develop the research agenda, NMC is collecting responses to the following three questions, designed to help identify the most essential elements around each of the six Horizon Report topics:
- What are the missing pieces for this technology or practice to be implemented in higher education?
- What kind of research would you like to see around this topic?
- What are some of the learning implications of this topic?
If your campus plans to host faculty or staff workshops based on the Horizon Report, you are invited to consider these questions and share your responses. Individual responses are as welcome as those from a group or workshop.
You can send your thoughts to NMC in any of the following ways:
- Enter your responses directly on this project wiki, where there is a space for each question and you can see what others have said.
- Email your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Print out the questionnaires, write your responses on them, and send them in by mail or fax:
- fax: (512) 445-4205
- postal mail: NMC Horizon Project, 6101 West Courtyard Drive, Building One Suite 100, Austin, TX 78730
To ensure that you have an opportunity to participate, this project will continue through June 1, 2007, and NMC will accept responses in any of the above forms until that date. Mid-year, you can expect to see a report that contains a set of recommendations related to each of these topics and based on the conversations taking place on campuses like yours throughout the first half of the year.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or call the NMC at (512) 445-4200.