Press Clippings: Published Technologies to Watch Lists

This area is a place to collect "Technologies to Watch" lists published by other organizations.
Though these lists and publications may serve a different audience and purpose than the Horizon Report does, they contain many useful descriptions and discussions that can and should inform our work.

We'd love to see your clippings here as well! Please use the edit this page button to add more, or add comments on how or why you think they may or may not be important. As is the convention throughout the Horizon Project Wiki, we ask you to identify items you think are of high interest to us, as I have done here by typing 4 tilde (~) characters-- - Sam Sam Apr 14, 2011 (note - to keep the wiki clean, please put spaces on either side of your marks). This will help us to sift through the articles and determine which ones resonate most strongly with the board as a whole.

Recommended Reading

  • Top Ten 2012 Strategic Technology Trends

  • Gartner’s analysts presented these trends at the October 2011 Symposium/ITxpo. They suggest that organization leaders should consider this list now in their strategic planning process.- bdieu bdieu Nov 1, 2011bdieu
  • 2012 Predictions
    From Facebook to flash drives, this article makes some bold predictions on what 2012 will bring in terms of science, media, and technology. The high increase in smart phone use over PC's has great implications for how educational modules can be delivered in the classroom. Perhaps, because of budget cuts, it is best to have the students bring their own devices to the classroom and use it as a PC. - deborah.heal deborah.heal Nov 4, 2011
  • 5 Trends that Will Shape the Next Few Years of Social Media
    "The past few years have seen some spectacular changes in the technology that embeds itself in our daily lives. The perfect storm of social media, smart phones and location awareness is only beginning to take full effect. We’ve gazed into crystal ball and considered how we think these technologies will combine to become such an established fabric of our lives that in the next few years what we’ve written here won’t be considered amazing at all..." - Larry Larry Apr 25, 2011
  • 5 Web Technologies and Trends to Watch in 2011
    Mashable takes an in-depth look at the advancing web technologies with this most promise in 2011.
  • Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2011
    Gartner's list of strategic technologies to watch includes different types of data analytics, coupled with the ubiquitous computing the cloud offers. - Larry Larry Apr 25, 2011
  • Nucleus Top Ten Predictions for 2012
    In this forecast of technology for 2012, social networking reigns supreme as the center of communication -- its trajectory compared to the rise of email.
  • Seven Technologies that will Rock 2011
    "So here we are in a new decade, and the technologies that are now available to us continue to engage (and enthrall) in fascinating ways. The rise and collision of several trends—social, mobile, touch computing, geo, cloud—keep spitting out new products and technologies which keep propelling us forward." - Larry Larry Apr 25, 2011 --Agree. The most successful technologies must strategically encompass a blend of multiple important technologies, the way tablets do, for example.- Sam Sam Apr 25, 2011 I think the two most relevant trends in this article for ed development is the use of Quora and context aware apps that allow students to more effectively sift through the massive amounts of information on the web. - deborah.heal deborah.heal Nov 8, 2011
  • Ten Tablets to Keep an Eye On in 2011
    Business Week cites the Motorola Xoom and ASUS Ee Pad Transformer among the top tablets for 2011. --More than anything, this article reflects the importance of the tablet this year. Tablets are transforming the way students learn in school.- Sam Sam Apr 25, 2011
  • Top Technologies to Watch in 2011, Part 1
    Alexander Wolfe predicts the death of desktop computing, among other IT trends in 2011. I agree that the iPads are a much more viable options for students in the classroom. The prices are already coming down on many tablet devices making them a good, viable option for schools short on money. My field observation of students being exposed to the iPad2 for the first time was just what I would have predicted. They had it up and running in no time by themselves and got through our lesson on "Digital Storytelling" in a way that far exceeded our expectations. Here's the link of our pilot project: - deborah.heal deborah.heal Nov 9, 2011