A new Horizon for me and for you

The 2008 Horizon Report, Australia and New Zealand Edition, has recently been released, and is available online, and to download making it an easily accessible and important addition to your professional reading.

The Horizon Report series is the product of the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Project, an ongoing research project that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression within higher education around the globe. This volume, the 2008 Horizon Report, Australia–New Zealand Edition, is the first in a new series of regional reports, and examines emerging technologies as they appear in and affect higher education in Australia and New Zealand in particular.

Information on all the Horizon Reports may be found, and downloaded, at

Participation on an Horizon Project Advisory Board is by invitation, and so I’m thrilled to have been invited to join the first Horizon Report for K-12

This is really exciting for me! I can’t make it to Dallas for the launch of the Advisory Group (no secret sponsors), but I will really relish the opportunity to contribute in some small way to this project. I will be joining my fellow bloggers Kim Cofino (International School, Bangkok), Julie Lindsay (Qatar Academy, Qatar), Gary Putland (edNA Australia) and Westley Field (Skoolaborate and MLC School, Sydney) in this new endeavour. I don’t know the others, except for the inspirational Alan Levine from NMC, and Marco Torres.

Horizon.K12 is a new project that applies the process developed for the New
Media Consortium’s Horizon Project with a focus on emerging technologies for elementary and secondary learning institutions.

Members of the K-12 education community are encouraged to follow the Advisory Board’s progress as the discussion unfolds.

6 thoughts on “A new Horizon for me and for you

  1. As a long term fan of the Horizon Report, these developments are great (and your involvement terrific, as you’re at the coalface on a lot of this stuff). What I have loved about the Horizon Report over the years has been that it has drawn on a wide variety of knowledge and experience to come to a considered view about how we will travel with new technologies – compared to the only other alternative – individual’s views, which always sound a bit like prognostication. The HR always felt reasonably robust.

    I’m sure the new K-12 version will be a great addition…


  2. I’m so excited to take part on this project – and was so thrilled to see so many names I recognized when we got the final list of participants. It would be great to actually go to that kick off meeting, but like you, I don’t have any secret sponsors either. No matter what I’m sure it will be a great experience and I’m so looking forward to working with you, Julie, Vicki, Alan and Westley (and, of course, everyone else!) on the next Horizon Report.

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