The annual Horizon reports track emerging technologies that are likely to have an impact on teaching and learning in the future. The predictions of earlier reports are available elsewhere on this blog: 2009 2008 2007 and if you want to go further back see the Horizon website.
A short preview of the 2010 report (PDF) is already available. The technologies it highlights (time frames for becoming mainstream to be taken with a pinch of salt perhaps) are:
- Mobile Computing & Open Content (mainstream in the next year)
- Electronic Books & Simple Augmented Reality (2-3 years)
- Gesture-Based Computing & Visual Data Analysis (4-5 years)
If you want to know more about any of these then the preview is short, worth a look and has links to examples. The other aspect of the Reports are the key trends and challenges that it highlights: