Press Clippings: Challenges and Trends

The initial listing of news clippings was culled from a variety of sources we monitor on a regular basis.

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-- - Larry Larry Sep 17, 2010 (note - to keep the wiki clean, plus 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

  • 5 K-12 Technology Trends for 2010
    http://thejournal.com/Articles/2009/12/10/5-K12-Technology-Trends-for-2010.aspx
    With technology evolving at the speed of light, and everyone looking to benefit from the latest, greatest hardware and software, keeping up can be challenging for educators, administrators, and school districts themselves. To help, THE Journal spoke with a handful of technology experts and came up with a short list of top tech trends you'll want to watch in the new year. Focused on the K-12 market, this article also offers some insight into technologies impacting higher education. - helga helga Sep 24, 2010 Useful for the K-12 version - Olufemi.Olubodun Olufemi.Olubodun Oct 12, 2010
  • 5 Key Trends of 2010: Half-Year Report for The Web
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/5_key_trends_of_2010_half-year_report_for_the_web.php
    Mobile and Real-Time Web have been particularly eventful in 2010, as you'll see below. Augmented Reality and Internet of Things are both early stage trends, but have continued to edge towards the mainstream this year. The movement towards Structured Data has made significant progress in 2010, primarily thanks to RDFa and the adoption of that Semantic Web format by Facebook, Google and other big companies. - alan alan Sep 22, 2010 - ninmah ninmah Sep 27, 2010
  • 11 Reasons Advanced Technology Classrooms Fail -- Campus Technology
    http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2010/04/28/11-Reasons-Advanced-Technology-Classrooms-Fail.aspx
    It is likely that the vast majority of advanced technology classroom projects succeed in some measure, though far too many fall short of fully meeting the expectations of those who envisioned, funded, and built them. And there are several ways in which advanced technology classrooms can disappoint users. - neil.baldwin neil.baldwin Sep 22, 2010 - helga helga Sep 24, 2010- tom.haymes tom.haymes Sep 27, 2010 - ninmah ninmah Sep 27, 2010 - dolors.reig dolors.reig Sep 28, 2010 - Olufemi.Olubodun Olufemi.Olubodun Oct 12, 2010 - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 17, 2010
  • Augmented reality on mobiles will soar
    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1567454/augmented-reality-mobiles-soar
    AUGMENTED REALITY APPS are taking hold and are expected to become hugely popular over the coming years, according to mobile analyst outfit Juniper Research.
  • Curated computing: what's next for devices in a post-iPad world
    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2010/05/curated-computing-whats-next-for-devices-in-a-post-ipad-world.ars
    There is something very significant about the iPad beyond how many units it will sell: it's changing how we think about the PC. The iPad creates a use case for a device that doesn't do everything your laptop does, targeted at a consumer that uses devices more for consumption than production. - alan alan Sep 22, 2010 - helga helga Sep 24, 2010- tom.haymes tom.haymes Sep 27, 2010 - dolors.reig dolors.reig Sep 28, 2010 - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 17, 2010
  • The Data-Driven Life
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/02/magazine/02self-measurement-t.html
    Data about individuals will give us a highly personalized and detailed view of our lives. This will be collected from many types of devices that can track very specific aspects of ourselves. - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 17, 2010
  • Data is not binary - O'Reilly Radar
    http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/06/data-is-not-binary.html
    "Data" is a much broader term than "code." The term embodies a range of dimensions: there are more than just the numbers at play, especially with scientific data.
  • Digital access, collaboration a must for students
    http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/03/16/digital-access-collaboration-a-must-for-students/
    In a national survey that reveals K-12 students’ use of technology at home and at school, students overwhelmingly agreed that access to digital media tools and the ability to collaborate with peers both inside and outside of school can greatly enhance education. - neil.baldwin neil.baldwin Sep 22, 2010 - helga helga Sep 24, 2010 - dolors.reig dolors.reig Sep 28, 2010 - Olufemi.Olubodun Olufemi.Olubodun Oct 12, 2010 - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 17, 2010
  • Gartner Hype Cycle for 2010. (ReadWriteWeb report) Excellent, influential survey of where many technologies now stand. Check how many are in the "trigger" phase, and what's now over in the solid plateau. - bryan bryan Oct 15, 2010 - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 17, 2010gartnerhype2010.jpg

  • Gartner Says More Than 50 Percent of PCs Purchased for Users Under the Age of 15 Will Have Touchscreens by 2015
    http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1336913
    "What we're going to see is the younger generation beginning to use touchscreen computers ahead of enterprises," said Leslie Fiering, research vice president at Gartner. "By 2015, we expect more than 50 percent of PCs purchased for users under the age of 15 will have touchscreens, up from fewer than 2 percent in 2009." Touch, slide and stroke will become the new ways to interact - DaveP DaveP Oct 5, 2010
  • Giz Explains: Why HTML5 Isn't Going to Save the Internet
    http://gizmodo.com/5461711/giz-explains-why-html5-isnt-going-to-save-the-internet
    The beardier parts of the web-o-sphere have been abuzz about HTML5, the next version of the language that powers our internet. Will it revolutionize web apps? Will it kill Flash video? Will it fix our gimpy iPads? Yes... and no. This article gives a nice overview of the capabilities of HTML5 and what to expect as this becomes more common. - helga helga Sep 24, 2010 - tom.haymes tom.haymes Sep 27, 2010 As one of the Web's beardier parts, I am looking forward to HTML5 authoring tools, especially for nonprogrammers. - bryan bryan Oct 14, 2010
  • How HTML5 Will Change the Web
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/199755/HTML5.html
    Many folks who are just tuning into the HTML5 saga because of the battle between Adobe and Apple are surprised to learn that the push to create a fifth official version of the HTML specification began six years ago.
  • IDC Predicts Further Gains for Specialized Form Factors in 2010 PC Market
    http://idc.com/getdoc.jsp;jsessionid=JLHTNYXJL3X54CQJAFDCFFAKBEAVAIWD?containerId=prUS22237010
    Many of the trends that influenced the worldwide PC market in 2009 will continue to resonate in 2010, but their impact will change as new market forces come into play. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the lower prices brought on by last year's challenging economy will create new opportunities for emerging sub form factors, such as ultrathin portables and all-in-one desktops.
  • Old Media, New Media and Where the Rubber Meets the Road
    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/oreilly/radar/atom/~3/VZe43z5T0Ao/old-media-new-media-and-where.html
    Analog (old) media is all about managing scarcity by controlling distribution, the net effect of which is to enable publishers to price access to their “toll roads” as they see fit. Digital (new) media, by contrast, is premised on the assumption that the tools for content creation, selling, distributing and marketing enable meta-professionals and prosumers to create a surplus of “good enough” content. - tom.haymes tom.haymes Sep 27, 2010 - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 17, 2010
  • Overwhelmed? Welcome the Age of Curation
    http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/05/feeling-overwhelmed-welcome-the-age-of-curation/
    Curation is already fundamental to the way in which we view the world these days, and the iPad is hardly the first technology to recognize this. Examples of other web services and media are cited. - neil.baldwin neil.baldwin Sep 22, 2010 - ninmah ninmah Sep 27, 2010 - dolors.reig dolors.reig Sep 28, 2010 There's a big difference between a company curating for customers, and people curating for each other. Cf pop digitization in podcasts and YouTube. - bryan bryan Oct 14, 2010 - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 17, 2010
  • Place Your Bets 2010 – Location Based Services + Augmented Reality at The TrendWatch
    http://www.thetrendwatch.com/2010/01/18/place-your-bets-2010-location-based-services-augmented-reality/
    In the beginning of 2009 we placed our bet on Twitter as the up and coming new trend for the year. One year later and guess what – it’s still booming (actually it might be a little stagnant at the moment, but nonetheless, still showing impressive numbers). It’s time we do the same for this year – and I’ll put my money in Location Based Services using Augmented Reality. - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 17, 2010
  • The Year Ahead in IT
    http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2010/01/07/gonick
    Lev Gonick's discussion of where instructional technology is headed in the near future. - ninmah ninmah Sep 27, 2010 - DaveP DaveP Oct 5, 2010 - Olufemi.Olubodun Olufemi.Olubodun Oct 12, 2010 - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 17, 2010
  • TV is Dead
    http://www.videomaker.com/article/14797/
    Television is dead. The disc is dead. Broadcasting...dead. Cable? Satellite? Blu-ray? Everything you grew up with in terms of mass multimedia is dead; it just doesn't know it yet. - neil.baldwin neil.baldwin Sep 22, 2010 - alan alan Sep 22, 2010 - helga helga Sep 24, 2010 - ninmah ninmah Sep 27, 2010 - Olufemi.Olubodun Olufemi.Olubodun Oct 12, 2010
  • Why Hasn't Location Reached the Mainstream Yet?
    http://mashable.com/2010/05/13/location-mainstream/
    For all their buzz and value, location-based social networks haven’t really gone mainstream yet. Only 7% of Americans are aware of location-based social networks, according to data from Edison Research. - dolors.reig dolors.reig Sep 28, 2010