Monthly Archives: April 2010

2010 Horizon Report

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The annual Horizon Report is a collaborative effort between the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) and the New Media Consortium (NMC). Each year, the report identifies and describes six areas of emerging technology likely to have a significant impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression in higher education within three adoption horizons: a year or less, two to three years, and four to five years. The areas of emerging technology cited for 2010 are:

Time to adoption: One Year or Less
•Mobile Computing
•Open Content

Time to adoption: Two to Three Years
•Electronic Books
•Simple Augmented Reality

Time to adoption: Four to Five Years
•Gesture-based Computing
•Visual Data Analysis

Each section of the report provides live Web links to examples and additional readings. The findings for the 2010 Report resulted from the work of the 47-person Advisory Board, with experts from ten countries.

Download the report here

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Empty School

Ben Meyers is a 17-year-old who spent a month putting together this video that combines improvised percussion—done on the lockers, doors and other various parts of his school—with piano and xylophone melodies. It’s all played by him, recorded separately and edited together in the video.

Toneglue

Created by Onyro, toneglue is a musical mapping web application to visually display relationships, by similarity of music artists. Navigate endless networks of relating artists by first searching for a single artists and expanding relationships. The data is pulled from Amazon and LastFM so some artists will include additional information such as about and releases.

Visit Toneglue for more information.