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2011 Horizon Report by Mind Map: 2011 Horizon Report
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2011 Horizon Report


The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the Internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as educators in sense-making, coaching, and credentialing

People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want

The world of work is increasingly collaborative, giving rise to reflection about the way student projects are structured

The technologies we use are increasingly cloud-based, and our notions of IT support are decentralized.


Digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession

Appropriate metrics of evaluation lag behind the emergence of new scholarly forms of authoring, publishing, and researching

Economic pressures and new models of education are presenting unprecedented competition to traditional models of the university.

Keeping pace with the rapid proliferation of information, software tools, and devices is challenging for students and teachers alike

12 Months

Electronic Books

IDEO: The Future of the Book


Cloud Computing

Collaborative Environments

2-3 Years

Augmented Reality

Game Based Learning

Open Content

Visual Data Analysis

4-5 Years

Gesture Based Computing

Learning Analytics

Brain Computer Interfaces

The Semantic Web

Online Tools



2011 Shortlist

Web Version (with comments)