Tuesday, 27 April 2010

2010 Horizon Report on K12 education is out, and free for download

Education and technology leaders, policymakers and key stakeholders in educational institutions need forward thinking information addressing opportunities for teaching, learning and creative expression. The 2010 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition is a collaboration between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). This annual report provides a rich set of topics, examples and resources for use in considering new technologies that hold strong promise for K-12 institutions in the US and globally.

The nice thing is: you can add your own comments to the document, really nice!

Accompanying the Report is the 2010 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition Toolkit, developed by CoSN in partnership with NMC, which helps to facilitate conversations among education leaders around issues discussed in the Report. The Toolkit includes a Discussion Facilitator’s Guide with leading questions to stimulate thinking and discussion and a Presentation Template of PowerPoint slides with notes. A post-event feedback form is also provided. Use these free resources to help maximize the impact of the Report and help education stakeholders better understand new applications of technology and better plan for their successful implementation.

What is covered? The critical challenges for k12 education, the upcoming educational formats, the adoption curve that is envisioned to embed new innovative educational techniques in K12 education... so lots of nice and relevant topics.