What are the emerging technologies likely to impact on learning & teaching in the next 5 years? According to the 2007 Horizon Report (PDF) we might expect the wide adoption in education of:
- User-created Content
- Social Networking
in the next year or less… and
- Mobile Phone
- Virtual Worlds
in two to three years… and
- New scholarship and Emerging Forms of Publication
- Massively Multiplayer Educational Gaming
in four to five years.
The report is worth a look, each section contains links to existing examples and further reading plus the del.icio.us bookmarks used by the writers. It’s quite US-focussed so perhaps add a few years on?
I spotted it on SocialTech written by Josie Fraser who seems to be the only UK-based member of the 27-strong Horizon Advisory Board (the authors).