Question 3: What key technologies are missing from our list?

Instructions: Please use these prompts to help you consider what might need to be added to the current list of Horizon Technology Topics. Add your thoughts below, using a new entry for each new technology topic.

*Please add your comments to your peers' new entries if you agree or disagree or wish to add a different perspective/elaborate.* If you have general comments to make on another Panel member's entry, please add them to the end in Section (5).

a. What would you list among the established technologies that some educational institutions are using today that arguably ALL institutions should using broadly to support or enhance teaching, learning, or creative inquiry?
b. What technologies that have a solid user base in consumer, entertainment, or other industries should educational institutions be actively looking for ways to apply?
c. What are the key emerging technologies you see developing to the point that learning-focused institutions should begin to take notice during the next 4 to 5 years?

Each new topic entry must include a title, a description similar to the ones that are written now, and, if needed, a rationale as to why it is different from any of the existing topics. Additionally, there are a few prompts designed to gather other pertinent information about the topic, such as its relevance to the learning sector you know best; its potential impact on teaching, learning, and creativity inquiry; and any projects (even in the initial or research stages) that you know of that involve the technology added.

Please "sign" your contributions by marking them with the code of 4 tildes (~) in a row so that we can follow up with you if we need additional information or leads to examples -- like this: - Sam Sam Feb 11, 2014

If you have entered in a brand new topic, please make your signature next to the title of the topic.



VOTES: - bryan.blakeley bryan.blakeley Mar 3, 2014 - brettbixler brettbixler Mar 3, 2014- jmorrison jmorrison Mar 3, 2014 - jmorrison jmorrison Mar 3, 2014 - jnxyz jnxyz Mar 3, 2014 - ryaros ryaros Mar 4, 2014 - Sam Sam Mar 4, 2014 - Sam Sam Mar 4, 2014- jill.leafstedt jill.leafstedt Mar 4, 2014
- holly holly Mar 4, 2014 - lkoster lkoster Mar 5, 2014- kathy.smart kathy.smart Mar 6, 2014
- deborah.cooke deborah.cooke Mar 4, 2014- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Mar 5, 2014 - sheila.carey sheila.carey Mar 5, 2014- mgriffi mgriffi Mar 5, 2014
- sbedard sbedard Mar 6, 2014- lori.swinney lori.swinney Mar 6, 2014 - paul.gallagher paul.gallagher Mar 6, 2014- alex alex Mar 6, 2014

1. Drones - jmorrison jmorrison Feb 21, 2014

This narrative is taken from the article "10 Best Technoloy Advances of 2013- jmorrison jmorrison Feb 20, 2014

http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2013/12/the-10-best-tech-advances-of-2013.html
(1) Please define this technology below (4-5 sentences).

The drone story in 2013 is marked by two incredibly memorable moments: First, the image of Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) taking the floor at Congress to perform a nearly 13-hour filibuster of the nomination of C.I.A. director John Brennan to raise the question whether the government would ever use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles against American people. Second, the odd, idealistic and exciting promotional video for Amazon’s proposed Prime Air delivery service. There’s no doubting that despite the legal, ethical, and political battles ahead, our future is probably going to include drones in some capacity.


(2) How might this technology topic be relevant to the learning sector you know best?

See Brett Bixler's comment below.

(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry? (Or if it's museum-specific, museum education and interpretation.)

I think it may relly have an impact on student learning if drone progams are in their future. Also in preparing students for tomorrow's jobs.


(4) Do you know of any projects/examples underway in this area?
http://diydrones.com/- jmorrison jmorrison Feb 21, 2014
http://blog.education.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/30/us-announces-test-sites-for-domestic-drones/- jmorrison jmorrison Feb 21, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25552825- jmorrison jmorrison Feb 21, 2014
http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/drone-course-kicks-off-aerospace-academy-at-pasco-high-school/2152931
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/12/kent_state_university_students.html- jmorrison jmorrison Feb 21, 2014
http://www.polarisk-12.org/drone-visit-to-polaris.html- jmorrison jmorrison Feb 21, 2014
http://aero.tamu.edu/news/drone-technology-used-education- jmorrison jmorrison Feb 21, 2014
http://www.govtech.com/education/Drone-Technology-Advancements-Yield-New-Education-Opportunities-.html- jmorrison jmorrison Feb 21, 2014

http://robohub.org/drones-for-schools/- jmorrison jmorrison Feb 21, 2014

(5) Comments from other Panel Members.

Darn! I was going to list this one. Drones (potentially) have the ability to deliver materials to/from learners. Could be useful in field research settings, for example. Also, could be used to gather real-time data, look for buried ruins, track endangered species, monitor weather, search for missing persons, etc. - brettbixler brettbixler Feb 20, 2014 - ole ole Feb 21, 2014
- davidwdeeds davidwdeeds Feb 22, 2014 I don't know, guys...although I like the idea of a Starbucks drone delivering coffee just before a faculty meeting. Now...you want to talk about programming drones as part of a robotics program...like what I want to do with helicopters...and I'm interested.
http://www.societyofrobots.com/misc_blade_helicopter.shtml
Great topic, our University just recieved two drones and will begin field research in the Santa Monica Mountains and Channel Islands off the coast of California. - jill.leafstedt jill.leafstedt Feb 25, 2014
- holly holly Feb 26, 2014not sure about drones and museums and keep thinking that perhaps what I will do is open a "skeet-shooting" (wink wink, nudge nudge) emporium, buy myself a cape and mask, and become a drone-highwayman. I realize this is not a useful comment but do think that there will ultimately be a have/have not backlash against drones and folks shooting them out of the sky or creating drone traps to capture Amazon products.
- ryaros ryaros Feb 26, 2014 YES! Given the plans for Amazon to use drone deliveries and the whole separate discussion in my field (journalism) about the ethics of drones to collect information from various events/scenes, I agree that his topic has already generated interest and compelling discussions in my classes!



VOTES: - brumbaugh brumbaugh Mar 3, 2014
- kevin.ashford-rowe kevin.ashford-rowe Mar 3, 2014
- kevin.ashford-rowe kevin.ashford-rowe Mar 3, 2014
- kevin.ashford-rowe kevin.ashford-rowe Mar 3, 2014
- ole ole Mar 4, 2014 - ole ole Mar 4, 2014 (2 votes)
- michael.lambert michael.lambert Mar 4, 2014
- ryaros ryaros Mar 4, 2014
- Sam Sam Mar 4, 2014 - jill.leafstedt jill.leafstedt Mar 4, 2014- vibeke.klovstad vibeke.klovstad Mar 6, 2014
- deborah.cooke deborah.cooke Mar 4, 2014- vibeke.klovstad vibeke.klovstad Mar 6, 2014
- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Mar 5, 2014 - lkoster lkoster Mar 5, 2014 - Katie_vale Katie_vale Mar 5, 2014 - oysteinjohannessen oysteinjohannessen Mar 6, 2014
- lindleyshedd lindleyshedd Mar 6, 2014 - lindleyshedd lindleyshedd Mar 6, 2014- lori.swinney lori.swinney Mar 6, 2014
- nwitt nwitt Mar 6, 2014 - Tim_Logan Tim_Logan Mar 6, 2014- Lisa.Stephens Lisa.Stephens Mar 6, 2014 - mrskeeler mrskeeler Mar 6, 2014 - mrskeeler mrskeeler Mar 6, 2014

2. Digital Exam and Assessment Technologies - ole ole Feb 21, 2014


(1) Please define this technology below (4-5 sentences).
www.wiseflow.net The system delivers a fully automatized flow from the students' writing their assessments to the teacher's evaluation and feedback. It has a lot of built in features that makes assessment easier and much more targeted.

(2) How might this technology topic be relevant to the learning sector you know best?
It reduces administration markedly. It is in tune with the way the students work and communicate today. It is safe. It works smoothly. It reduces the work load for teachers.

(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry? (Or if it's museum-specific, museum education and interpretation.)
WISEflow can contribute to exams and assignments being part of the learning process and not exclusively lead to a summative evaluation. In other words, through this technology we can create alignment in the whole learning process.


(4) Do you know of any projects/examples underway in this area?
It has been used at my faculty for a couple of years and it's still being used. Danish university centers will start using it this year.


(5) Comments from other Panel Members. - davidwdeeds davidwdeeds Feb 22, 2014 We discussed Automated Writing Assessment on the Horizon Report wiki. I'm still skeptical, but lately I've been doing some more research and trying to keep an open mind. I suppose I should just keep my mouth shut because this isn't an issue for me. If I were, e.g., in the English Department of some large university and constantly had thousands of papers to grade, I'm sure I'd be looking for a workload solution too.
- vedantha vedantha Feb 22, 2014 yes, this is a hot topic here at UPenn also - many advantages to this in terms of flexibility for students. Also, some textbook vendors such as Pearson are taking this on as part of required courses.- brumbaugh brumbaugh Feb 25, 2014 We are seeing our teachers use tools like "Socrative" for daily formative assessments, which provide feedback for both students and teachers. Students receive feedback of what they understood and did not understand from the classroom activity. Teachers learn what the "class as a whole" learned or did not learn and the teacher can then either move faster in delivering content or go back and reteach the content the class did not understand. I also like to add some of the tools we are starting to see with the PARCC and SBAC Common Core Assessments in the United States, where the assessment will be adaptive and students will be given more difficult questions, when they answer questions correctly and less difficult questions when they answer incorrectly, until the system arrives at the level where the questions match the students level of knowledge. Or in the case of a written response, the student will complete the first part of the assessment online and return a few hours later after the machine has "initially scored" the assessment and asks the student further questions about their initial response.
- ryaros ryaros Feb 26, 2014 I agree that this technology has some great benefits in certain applications. Of course I'm a bit biased being from journalism, but I am also skeptical that it can address some key learning outcomes in the context of good writing and composition.




VOTES: - brettbixler brettbixler Mar 3, 2014
- davidwdeeds davidwdeeds Mar 3, 2014 2 Votes
- ole ole Mar 4, 2014 - ole ole Mar 4, 2014 (2 votes)- jill.leafstedt jill.leafstedt Mar 4, 2014
- jill.leafstedt jill.leafstedt Mar 4, 2014- vibeke.klovstad vibeke.klovstad Mar 6, 2014
- mgriffi mgriffi Mar 5, 2014 - Katie_vale Katie_vale Mar 5, 2014 - oysteinjohannessen oysteinjohannessen Mar 6, 2014- jmorrison jmorrison Mar 6, 2014
- paul.gallagher paul.gallagher Mar 6, 2014
- nwitt nwitt Mar 6, 2014- alex alex Mar 6, 2014

3. School Information Management Systems - davidwdeeds davidwdeeds Feb 26, 2014 - jmorrison jmorrison Mar 3, 2014


(1) Please define this technology below (4-5 sentences).

Specific example;
PowerSchool is the fastest-growing, most widely used web-based student information system, supporting 12 million students in all 50 states and over 65 countries. PowerSchool enables today's educators to make timely decisions that impact student performance while creating a collaborative environment for parents, teachers and students to work together in preparing 21st century learners for the future.


(2) How might this technology topic be relevant to the learning sector you know best?

I keep wanting to bring this up...like during the recent Horizon Report wiki discussions...but then decide that this can be folded under Collaborative Environments, or Learning Management Systems, etc. The adoption of Google Apps for Education is certainly blurring distinctions as well, so much so that at my current school, people are asking why we paid for an SIMS when GAFE can do just about everything for free.

Maybe it's just because I work outside the USA...instead of having a SIMS in place for years, the previous/current and future school are just now implementing one...and the potential for automating, streamlining, etc., has people very excited. Well, administrators anyway...teachers just see it as something else they have to do. Anyway, the point is that for international K-12 schools, this is a new and very big deal. ;)

SIMS may be an interesting next generation or next step from current learning management systems/learning platforms. - oysteinjohannessen oysteinjohannessen Mar 2, 2014

(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry? (Or if it's museum-specific, museum education and interpretation.)

See (2).

(4) Do you know of any projects/examples underway in this area?

Previous school: Capita SIMS rollout as of 2012; Current school: Rediker Suite rollout as of 2013; Future school: PowerSchool...not sure when it started but it hasn't been more than a year ago.


(5) Comments from other Panel Members.

- vedantha vedantha Feb 22, 2014 PowerSchool and similar systems are in use in majority of K-12 schools in New Jersey now - very popular with parents, teachers and students.
- ole ole Feb 24, 2014 This is in keeping with what I wrote under Pinterest - a discussion of the 'the LMS of the 21st century' is needed and timely.
I do not believe we have true Learning Management Systems today. Until we add metrics that diagnose and prescribe to the learner, we have Course Management Systems. I'd love to see a discussion on what LMSs in 2025 should be. - brettbixler brettbixler Feb 24, 2014- jmorrison jmorrison Feb 24, 2014- jill.leafstedt jill.leafstedt Feb 25, 2014- brumbaugh brumbaugh Feb 25, 2014 There are a variety of Student Information Systems (SIS) like PowerSchool, which is more concerned with student grades attendance and demographic data and Learning Management Systems (LMS) or Course Management Systems (CMS) that are designed to be the student's digital portal to an individual course or school. Many course management systems have gradebooks attached to them, but they typically do not have the other pieces of information that SIS's have. As was mentioned above, there are teachers using Google Apps as a LMS. The idea of Student Information Systems and Learning Management Systems combining is a good thing and will probably start to happen soon, it is just going to take a lot of programming and thought before we can get there because of the necessary complexity that is needed to meet the needs of a variety of different teaching styles and grade reporting, etc. - davidwdeeds davidwdeeds Feb 26, 2014 Yes, the next step is to have your SIMS do analytics. PowerSchool´s getting started with that. I haven´t used it yet.
Any provision for student electronic portfolios? Or examples of a student's lifelong learning process? - Tim_Logan Tim_Logan Mar 2, 2014



VOTE: - bryan.blakeley bryan.blakeley Mar 3, 2014 - brumbaugh brumbaugh Mar 3, 2014 - brumbaugh brumbaugh Mar 3, 2014 - jnxyz jnxyz Mar 3, 2014~
- davidwdeeds davidwdeeds Mar 3, 2014 2 Votes
- michael.lambert michael.lambert Mar 4, 2014 - ryaros ryaros Mar 4, 2014- holly holly Mar 4, 2014
- deborah.cooke deborah.cooke Mar 4, 2014
- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Mar 5, 2014 - Tim_Logan Tim_Logan Mar 6, 2014
- Lisa.Stephens Lisa.Stephens Mar 6, 2014

4. Robotics and Do-It-Yourself Online Systems - davidwdeeds davidwdeeds Feb 26, 2014


(1) Please define this technology below (4-5 sentences).

I apologize if these two items are considered old news and/or part of other categories, but I believe that:

Robotics will get a big boost from kits like the Lego EV3. Relatively sophisticated yet affordable. Could be the "gateway drug" for many schools to get started. And, of course, this ties in with programming, STEM, etc.

Sure, anybody can create a website, Moodle's free, etc., but if your school is interested in creating commercial-quality online classes, you can't beat systems like the Haiku Learning Management System. For a small investment, you could be on your way to becoming the next Online School for Girls.


(2) How might this technology topic be relevant to the learning sector you know best?



(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry? (Or if it's museum-specific, museum education and interpretation.)



(4) Do you know of any projects/examples underway in this area?



(5) Comments from other Panel Members.
Ed Tech staff k-12 here would love to have a top of the line LMS in place, the issue seems to be cost.- jmorrison jmorrison Feb 24, 2014 - davidwdeeds davidwdeeds Feb 26, 2014 Haiku offers free accounts. Each teacher can have up to five classes online. And using the account system, the different sites can exchange info with each other. Hard to beat free. ;)
http://www.haikulearning.com/




VOTES: - bryan.blakeley bryan.blakeley Mar 3, 2014 - jnxyz jnxyz Mar 3, 2014 - kovensmith kovensmith Mar 3, 2014 - michael.lambert michael.lambert Mar 4, 2014
- ryaros ryaros Mar 4, 2014 - Sam Sam Mar 4, 2014 - JoanLippincott JoanLippincott Mar 4, 2014 - paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Mar 4, 2014- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Mar 5, 2014 - sheila.carey sheila.carey Mar 5, 2014
- mgriffi mgriffi Mar 5, 2014 - lkoster lkoster Mar 5, 2014 - oysteinjohannessen oysteinjohannessen Mar 6, 2014- vibeke.klovstad vibeke.klovstad Mar 6, 2014 - sheila.carey sheila.carey Mar 6, 2014
- lindleyshedd lindleyshedd Mar 6, 2014 - lindleyshedd lindleyshedd Mar 6, 2014
- sbedard sbedard Mar 6, 2014 - paul.gallagher paul.gallagher Mar 6, 2014 - Tim_Logan Tim_Logan Mar 6, 2014- alex alex Mar 6, 2014 - mrskeeler mrskeeler Mar 6, 2014

5. Research Management and Collaboration Systems - vedantha vedantha Feb 22, 2014


(1) Please define this technology below (4-5 sentences).

Several tools address part of this need – Citation managers (Mendeley, Zotero, Refworks, EndNote, etc.), academic social networking (Academia.edu, Linked In), advanced authoring and co-authoring tools (DevonThink, Scrivener, Evernote, even Google Docs). People are experimenting with combinations of tools (Papers + DropBox for example) that let them take notes, share ideas, write collaboratively and keep track of ideas quickly – especially through cloud-based storage. Core expectations are: fast, flexible, both private and shared functionality, interactive, accessible from multiple devices (cloud-based).


(2) How might this technology topic be relevant to the learning sector you know best?

Such technology is crucial to higher education – for faculty and graduate students. The fragmentation in place currently is likely to get reduced over time.


(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry? (Or if it's museum-specific, museum education and interpretation.)


Being able to use current tools effectively can really improve research productivity. Also, not understanding the powerful tools available can place a researcher at a significant disadvantage. For support providers such as libraries, these tools are rapidly changing the ways in which people use library resources, catalogs and search engines.


(4) Do you know of any projects/examples underway in this area?


Many of these tools have active user communities that crowd-source to improve tool functionality. Some tools are listed above in item 1.

(5) Comments from other Panel Members. - davidwdeeds davidwdeeds Feb 23, 2014 People have been touting Google Docs' research tools, citation functions, etc., but at present they're not being used school-wide. We're still trying to mandate MLA style across all four campuses. I believe that if we chose a tool like Google Docs and taught everyone how to use it, we'd have citations taken care of.
These tools are so useful, but students don't think to use them. Teachers need to be exposed to them so they in turn can show their students how useful they are. Personally, I have my son using some of them now for his papers/research. He now uses them without me prompting him. - lkoster lkoster Feb 25, 2014
A related hot topic in the CNI community is annotation, specifically open annotation systems. While this has centered around researchers' needs, it also applies to students doing in-depth or collaborative projects with content. Open Annotation -
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- brumbaugh brumbaugh Feb 25, 2014 Google Apps has the "Research Tool" which allows students to research within the document and cite the source as a footnote using MLA, APA and Chicago citation formats.
- sheila.carey sheila.carey Feb 26, 2014 The Getty Research Institute presented on scholarly tools for annotation at the recent Museum Computer Network Conference. Here's a link to the presentation on Slideshare
http://www.slideshare.net/jolifanta/getty-scholars-workspace-online-tools-for-collaborative-scholarly-collaboration-and-publishing
- ole ole Feb 26, 2014
- ryaros ryaros Feb 26, 2014 Just a brief comment from someone who loves to use these collaborative tools in both graduate and undergraduate courses. I am looking forward to the day with the FORMATTING (i.e. compatibility) of ubiquitous tools such as Google Docs, MS Word and Endnote can all work in harmony without major reformatting and other time consuming processes to integrate content prepared on each platform.
Any provision for visual collaboration tools? So many seem focused on words or numbers. Seems like a visual representation would aid clarity. - Tim_Logan Tim_Logan Mar 2, 2014




VOTES: - bryan.blakeley bryan.blakeley Mar 3, 2014 - brumbaugh brumbaugh Mar 3, 2014 - brettbixler brettbixler Mar 3, 2014 - brettbixler brettbixler Mar 3, 2014- jmorrison jmorrison Mar 3, 2014 - jmorrison jmorrison Mar 3, 2014 - jnxyz jnxyz Mar 3, 2014 [[user:kovensmith|- vibeke.klovstad vibeke.klovstad Mar 6, 2014
- davidwdeeds davidwdeeds Mar 3, 2014 1 Vote - ole ole Mar 4, 2014 - michael.lambert michael.lambert Mar 4, 2014- holly holly Mar 4, 2014 - JoanLippincott JoanLippincott Mar 4, 2014
- deborah.cooke deborah.cooke Mar 4, 2014 - paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Mar 4, 2014 - paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Mar 4, 2014- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Mar 5, 2014 - sheila.carey sheila.carey Mar 5, 2014
- mgriffi mgriffi Mar 5, 2014 - lkoster lkoster Mar 5, 2014 - Katie_vale Katie_vale Mar 5, 2014 - oysteinjohannessen oysteinjohannessen Mar 6, 2014
- lindleyshedd lindleyshedd Mar 6, 2014 - Tim_Logan Tim_Logan Mar 6, 2014- kathy.smart kathy.smart Mar 6, 2014
- sbedard sbedard Mar 6, 2014- lori.swinney lori.swinney Mar 6, 2014- nwitt nwitt Mar 6, 2014 - nwitt nwitt Mar 6, 2014- alex alex Mar 6, 2014
- Lisa.Stephens Lisa.Stephens Mar 6, 2014 - mrskeeler mrskeeler Mar 6, 2014

6. Lifelong Learning Database -
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(1) Please define this technology below (4-5 sentences).
The 2010 Pew Research Center report on Millennials: A Portrait of Generation Next suggests that this generation may become the best-educated ever since members of that generation understand that learning doesn’t end upon graduation. The recognition that the learning that extends from K-12 into formal higher-education degree work continues into the workplace also can take into account the idea that learners may return to campus physically or virtually for additional degrees at various stages in their lives—which means that some sort of database which provides one-stop shopping for those interested in recording their various formal and informal learning opportunities can be valuable to learners, employers, and learning organizations that want to quickly document a learner’s background during the admissions process. A platform-agnostic system that goes far beyond the current e-portfolios—something that allows learning organizations to officially post learner’s significant achievements (degrees earned as well as other achievements recognized through badging and other systems) –would be well worth exploring and documenting within the context of Horizon Project reviews of evolving uses of technology in learning—think of something far more sophisticated than LinkedIn, sanctioned, facilitated, and supported by a consortium of learning organizations.

(2) How might this technology impact policy for the learning sector you know best?
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A reliable and secure database that with learners’ support documents the various significant milestones in a learner’s endeavors could make it easier for learners to provide information to learning organizations as well as to employers and expedite the process of confirming a learner’s trajectory on a lifelong learning path. (This could easily be moved from the technology section of the Wiki-Thon to the challenges section since creating something along these lines will be extremely challenging, but would clearly meet the emerging need to document lifelong learning in a variety of settings.)

To my knowledge, we have never really embarked upon the ambitious venture of creating the individual lifelong learning portfolio. Today, I think we have the technology, and the need should be there. What is needed are bold decision-makers and pressure from the public at large as well as NGOs to make this happen. - oysteinjohannessen oysteinjohannessen Mar 2, 2014



(3) How might this technology impact leadership for the learning sector you know best?
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This would require a level of collaboration between academic and other lifelong learning organizations that simply doesn’t exist at this point in terms of documenting the way learning organizations’ offerings complement each other to the benefit of learners worldwide.



(4) How might this technology impact practice for the learning sector you know best?
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It might effectively change the way learning organizations interact to the benefit of learners and the organizations they serve throughout their lives.


(5) Do you know of any projects/examples underway in this area?
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The Pew Research Center report on Millennials: A Portrait of Generation Next is the starting point in that it suggests Millennials will build upon the already existing trend toward lifelong learning:
http://pewsocialtrends.org/assets/pdf/millennials-confident-connected-open-to-change.pdf

A PowerPoint presentation by Mike Watson, from NHS Education for Scotland, provides one example of e-portfolios in action—a starting point for this discussion:
http://www.worldofhealthit.org/sessionhandouts/documents/PS10-2-Watson.pdf

This is another area where the International dimension is key - Lifelong Learning in an international context, to allow the transfer and discovery of learner achievement. In the UK we've been developing the Higher Education Achievement Record and the Exchange of Course Related Information (the two are getting closely linked -
http://www.xcri.co.uk/the-xcri-capital-programme.html

This is the course Info JISC Infokit - http://www.xcri.co.uk/the-xcri-capital-programme.html

HEAR XML Spec - HEAR XML Data Specification and EuroLMAI: Mapping Overview

HEAR Starter Pack http://www.hear.ac.uk/assets/documents/hear/institution-resources/HEARStarterPackMarch2013.pdf, and is worth a look http://www.hear.ac.uk/

Just wondering if there's an appetite to discuss this in an international context? - nwitt nwitt Feb 25, 2014

(6) Comments from other Panel Members.

I think this is an interesting concept. If you build it they will come. I think more systemic practices/opportunities for learning the better.- jmorrison jmorrison Feb 24, 2014

I agree this should be of growing importance, especially for institutions that realize that if they develop more ways for graduates to stay attached to their institution(s) they will potentially build loyalty and support, whether support for funding of higher education or direct gifts to institutions. I think this also is related to a trend or challenge that someone identified in one of the other sections that referred to students putting together educational programs from many sources/suppliers. -
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- brumbaugh brumbaugh Feb 25, 2014 Is this the same as a "Digital Portfolio" that students would create to demonstrate their level of expertise in a particular field? Would this be included in or as an adjunct to "micro-certifications" that have discussed in a variety of other sections of the wiki? There is a lot of discussion around the idea of "alternative ways to demonstrate expertise" other than a college or advanced degree. - paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Feb 25, 2014Joan, I see this as going far beyond digital portfolios. The biggest difference is that digital portfolios appear to be learner-driven, whereas this would involve tremendous collaboration between learning organizations on behalf of learners, with learner involvement in allowing postings to this database.
- ole ole Feb 26, 2014 Good and important.


I think this is "thinking out of the box" because it prepares us for what is already developing and growing, the notion that the newest technologies are already offering the opportunities for international lifelong learning. In a more structured way, I see this concept to be useful in identifying the best practices for accumulating knowledge and scaffolding that knowledge over time.

- bryan.blakeley bryan.blakeley Feb 27, 2014 Degreed.com is also doing something like this, as it provides a place for you to keep track of your continuous learning.
I like the concept of collecting, retaining, and sharing in multiple formats the output of a student's learning and accomplishments. I wonder about where to store the artifacts for each student - how to collect and keep the individual's output. - Tim_Logan Tim_Logan Mar 2, 2014




VOTES: - brumbaugh brumbaugh Mar 3, 2014
- jnxyz jnxyz Mar 3, 2014 - kovensmith kovensmith Mar 3, 2014 - michael.lambert michael.lambert Mar 4, 2014 - ryaros ryaros Mar 4, 2014 - Sam Sam Mar 4, 2014- vibeke.klovstad vibeke.klovstad Mar 6, 2014
- deborah.cooke deborah.cooke Mar 4, 2014 - paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Mar 4, 2014 - paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Mar 4, 2014 - sheila.carey sheila.carey Mar 5, 2014- mgriffi mgriffi Mar 5, 2014 - oysteinjohannessen oysteinjohannessen Mar 6, 2014 - Tim_Logan Tim_Logan Mar 6, 2014- alex alex Mar 6, 2014

7. Video Curators - michael.lambert michael.lambert Feb 25, 2014


(1) Please define this technology below (4-5 sentences).
There are numerous video sites to collect information. However, we need a few sites/databases that will collect the videos, sort them, provide grade level, etc. There is Safari Montage and Magnify but these sites provide limited video for many subject areas.


(2) How might this technology topic be relevant to the learning sector you know best?

Students will be able to sort through videos as they do databases. We're beginning to leave the essay behind and ask students to provide their own documentary and/or photo essay…or a media project.


(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry? (Or if it's museum-specific, museum education and interpretation.)
Allows students to quickly find information and pull together videos that will allow them to create a mixed-media file.


(4) Do you know of any projects/examples underway in this area?



(5) Comments from other Panel Members.





VOTES:- Lisa.Stephens Lisa.Stephens Mar 6, 2014

8. Teacher Rating Systems


(1) Please define this technology below (4-5 sentences).

Amazon will allow their users to rate a particular shipping company. Air BnB and other hotels will allow the guest to rate their stay. Apps allow the user to rate the app. So how can education create a platform that will rate a teacher effectively and create a "sense of trust" between the teacher, the parent and student. I know this topic is a 'can of worms' but we must figure out a way to embrace this concept, and not simply sit on the sideline and allow websites such as Rateyourteacher.com become the main platform.


(2) How might this technology topic be relevant to the learning sector you know best?

This type of application/platform can become a 'trust meter' for student, teacher and parent.


(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry? (Or if it's museum-specific, museum education and interpretation.)

Holds us more accountable. Of course, there are negative effects…but that is true for all things.

(4) Do you know of any projects/examples underway in this area?



(5) Comments from other Panel Members.

I've seen this abused by students. Someone fails - they blame the teacher. It's more
How is this different than Rate My Professor? What we see on that site is students rating things other than how the professor impacted their learning. I think we need student input, but it can easily be misused and used as a sole source of evaluation. - jill.leafstedt jill.leafstedt Feb 25, 2014 I agree. - kstubbs kstubbs Feb 28, 2014
- holly holly Feb 26, 2014Does it really hold us accountable? Are we ultimately headed towards an "Angie's List" for all walks of life? I'd rather put accountability on the front end and make sure that students get courses in general ethics and business ethics so we treat one another fairly. But that's just me.
- ole ole Feb 26, 2014 Me too.




VOTES: - bryan.blakeley bryan.blakeley Mar 3, 2014 - brettbixler brettbixler Mar 3, 2014
- kevin.ashford-rowe kevin.ashford-rowe Mar 3, 2014- kathy.smart kathy.smart Mar 6, 2014
- mgriffi mgriffi Mar 5, 2014 - Katie_vale Katie_vale Mar 5, 2014- nwitt nwitt Mar 6, 2014 - mrskeeler mrskeeler Mar 6, 2014

9. Academic CRM Tool (Katie Vale)


(1) Please define this technology below (4-5 sentences).
CRM tools are not just for business. Increasingly colleges and universities are using them to track interactions with students, alumni, and faculty. We have a pilot now using a CRM so that the Undergrad Education Office, Academic Technology, Library, Teaching Center, Museums, Writing Programs, Distance Learning, A/V and others can have insight into courses and faculty to provide coordinated support for teaching.

(2) How might this technology topic be relevant to the learning sector you know best?
CRM tools allow you to gain "institutional knowledge" beyond an individual's memory. It also allows multiple views into a "customer's" needs so the customer does not have to hunt around for information or assistance.

(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry? (Or if it's museum-specific, museum education and interpretation.)
Has the potential for allowing better identification of trends and other research on teaching. Can also help with faculty peer support programs, and even for annual reviews.

(4) Do you know of any projects/examples underway in this area?
Harvard currently has a pilot using Salesforce for instructional support.

(5) Comments from other Panel Members.
- ole ole Feb 26, 2014 Part of my beloved LMS of the 21st Century, too?
Personal privacy issues? Is it possible for the institution to track too much information about anyone and everyone associated with the school? And would our CRM be merged with others in town, with other universities, or with authorities? - Tim_Logan Tim_Logan Mar 2, 2014


*END OF TECHNOLOGY VOTING*



New Technologies Proposed by the Panel that Overlap with Our Existing Technologies (not eligible for voting)


Google High-Speed Internet - deborah.cooke deborah.cooke Feb 20, 2014 [Editor's Note: Great new dimensions to combine with existing tech topic Wireless Power.]


(1) Please define this technology below (4-5 sentences).
Google's "Google Fiber" (fiber-optic cables) allows customers to surf the Internet at a speed of one gigabit per second, up to 100 times faster than existing broadband serves. As of February, 2014, Google is expanding this service to 34 new cities in addition to the handful it beta-tested in 2010.


(2) How might this technology topic be relevant to the learning sector you know best?
Faster Internet speeds will greatly enhance all kinds of educational experience in the classroom K-20. Downloads of videos, open content, web pages will occur in a timely manner. Also, Google's ownership of some of the Internet's most lucrative advertising netwrks and heavily trafficked services such as YouTube video gives the company a powerful incentive to ake it more affordable and enjoyable to spend time online. Prices for Google Fiber are comparable or below what most households already pay.

(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry? (Or if it's museum-specific, museum education and interpretation.)
Faster download and streaming time results in greater student engagement and productivity.

(4) Do you know of any projects/examples underway in this area?
Google Fiber is already being tested in markets including Kansas City, Kan; Kansas City, MO and Provo, UT.

(5) Comments from other Panel Members.
- ole ole Feb 21, 2014 Agree - paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Feb 24, 2014 Also agree - lkoster lkoster Feb 25, 2014
- davidwdeeds davidwdeeds Feb 22, 2014 Fast Internet access always gets my vote. I'm getting weary of fighting over wifi bandwidth at school. Maybe a return to old-school (sorry, couldn't resist that pun) cables is what we need. At least as a supplement.
While I hesitate to focus exclusively on Google as a new technology, they certainly are working to change community access to Internet - ex. Kansas City, Kansas. - kstubbs kstubbs Feb 22, 2014
I also hesitate to name a specific vendor in this context and instead think we should see it in terms of very high speed internet...vendor agnostic!- kevin.ashford-rowe kevin.ashford-rowe Feb 22, 2014- jill.leafstedt jill.leafstedt Feb 25, 2014
- brumbaugh brumbaugh Feb 25, 2014 I would agree that focusing just on "Google Fiber" is limiting. Looking at the holistic issue of Internet Access is something that should be addressed. We currently have the technology to provide Internet Access to any group of people at any location in the world, using the current cell technologies (3G and 4G), as well as, WiMax that has the potential to go anywhere. This level of access has the ability to end illiteracy within a generation if it is applied correctly. Imagine being able to provide Internet Access to a school in the middle of Africa or in East Asia where the cell phone providers haven't gone to yet. This is life changing, if we make it a priority.
- jnxyz jnxyz Feb 23, 2014 How do we ensure that this doesn't widen thedigital divide ie. some people get 1GB speeds and others don't?
- ryaros ryaros Given that Cisco's detailed predictions for 2017 and 2018, where nearly 60% of all data transferred on the web will be related to video, which we all know takes much more bandwidth than other content), I love this idea of taking pre-emptive action to address the slower connection speeds that are coming.
What comes to mind here is the question whether Google high speed internet is a big city phenomenon. - oysteinjohannessen oysteinjohannessen Mar 2, 2014


Pinterest Creates Place Pins for Mobile - deborah.cooke deborah.cooke Feb 20, 2014 [Editor's Note: Great new dimensions to add to existing tech topic Social Networks.]


(1) Please define this technology below (4-5 sentences).
Pinterest is a social, collaborative space that can be creatively used in the classroom, especially explicit foreign language instruction. Place Pins are upgrades to both iOS and Android apps for Pinterest that can allow users to tag where they have found interesting things to 'pin' on this virtual bulletin board.


(2) How might this technology topic be relevant to the learning sector you know best?
Pinterest is an effective collaborative space and social networking tool which can be used to create explicit languge learning tasks by setting up projects that are created using the vast data base of images and ideas.


(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry? (Or if it's museum-specific, museum education and interpretation.)

Geo-location 'pins' can extend the use of place-based education, opening up another dimension of learning and taking the student outside the classroom in order to facilitate real-world learning challenges.

(4) Do you know of any projects/examples underway in this area?
No


(5) Comments from other Panel Members.

The concept that people can all contribute to the information about a location, be it historical fact, how they feel about the place, what's good to eat there, etc. means we will soon be tagging the entire planet with data for all to access. I think this is related to the existing listed technology "
Tacit Intelligence." - brettbixler brettbixler Feb 20, 2014
- ole ole Feb 21, 2014 This was completely new to me, and I agree with both of you that this has a real potential. In a short research, I stumbled over http://thehubedu.com/ and http://www.scoop.it/, and I'm pretty sure there is much of this out there. The problem is that all these good tools are add-ons to LMS's and both we and our students can be drowned in all these extra facilities. Perhaps we should aim at starting a discussion on the LMS of the 21st century - I don't think it has been invented so far event though there are good tools; they are, however, in their substance first and foremost digital pin boards and post offices and not laid out as learning platforms as such: technology still leads pedagogy to a large extent, and not the other way round (interesting enough I made a typo: teachnology - must have been Freudian)
Good point re: all the "add ons" we are wanting students to use. That's the most common complaint from students -- too many platforms to use -- Publisher systems (Lyryx, MyMathLab), online tools ( Social media tools, polling software) , etc. etc...- lkoster lkoster Feb 25, 2014
- sheila.carey sheila.carey Feb 24, 2014 I didn't know that Pinterest hadn't introduced location specific features, but I think it's a great idea. Pinning images to a specific location has a lot of interesting uses for historical information/images.
I must concur with the need for a conversation about an LMS for the 21st century. What we currently have access to holds many people back from integrating technology into their teaching, but our Universities are so tied to the LMS they currently use it is hard to change.- jill.leafstedt jill.leafstedt Feb 25, 2014


iBeacons and Location-aware Interactive Technology - jnxyz jnxyz Feb 23, 2014 [Editor's Notes: Great dimensions to add to existing tech topic Location Awareness.]


(1) Please define this technology below (4-5 sentences).
iBeacons and similar services use local bluetooth networking connections to interact with our smart devices in specific locations such as stores and sports stadiums. iBeacon is the Apple implementation but there are others also. It basically means that as you enter a specific location, contextually relevent information (maps, prices etc) is pushed to your device.


(2) How might this technology topic be relevant to the learning sector you know best?
I'd love to see this used such that students arriving at a lecture theatre have the links they'll need for that weeks learning pop-up on their devices - or reminders about assessments. I'm sure there are far more imaginative uses that could be devised also.


(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry? (Or if it's museum-specific, museum education and interpretation.)
It can begin to close the circle that's led digital tech to be aloof from the physical world.


(4) Do you know of any projects/examples underway in this area?
I have a colleage here in Queensland who is just starting to explore - nothing is published online to share yet though.


(5) Comments from other Panel Members.
- mgriffi mgriffi Feb 24, 2014I agree that this will be important moving forward. It is interesting to have the tag working both ways, carried with the device and localized to the space. We have been playing with this at Tulane as well. - paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Feb 24, 2014 Anything that facilitates dissemination of information--particularly if it can be used in a way that facilitates collaboration among learners and learning facilitators--seems to be worth tracking.

This should definitely be in there. I would add geo-fencing as a key component of this as well. The ability to provide contextually-aware content via a responsive website based on where a user is located will be huge, and in the case of many museums, may eliminate the need for specialized mobile apps. - kovensmith kovensmith Mar 2, 2014

This could be a great way to integrate the physical world into the digital, and help provide some of the promise where QR codes have failed. Exciting technology, now to see if it gets any traction. -
paul.gallagher
paul.gallagher
- brumbaugh brumbaugh Feb 25, 2014
paul.gallagher 9 minutes ago
- ole ole Feb 26, 2014


Sony's Smartband Lets You Record Life Log - deborah.cooke deborah.cooke Feb 25, 2014 [Editor's Note: Great new dimensions to add to existing tech topics Wearable Technology and Quantified Self.]


(1) Please define this technology below (4-5 sentences).

Besides launching a new flagship smartphone andtablet, Sony also unveiled a new wearable here at the Mobile World Congress— the SmartBand SWR10.
It's a wristband designed to be worn 24/7, and though it has an open micro-USB port it's waterproof to IP58 specifications. It can be paired with a phone via NFC or Bluetooth, and — combined with Sony's upcoming Lifelog app — it enables you to create a log of your activities, including places you've been to, music you've listened, games you've played, sleep cycles and so forth.

Source:
http://mashable.com/2014/02/24/sony-smartband-2/

(2) How might this technology topic be relevant to the learning sector you know best?

I can imagine wearable technology like this could be very useful for place-based learning activities to take place outside of the classroom. With regard to language learnning, for instance, students could be given an assignment to go out into their community and interview a native speaker in their target language and record it on their wrist band pairing it with their smart phone.

(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry? (Or if it's museum-specific, museum education and interpretation.)

This technology affords several different opportunities for learning by recording and measuring various life activities. Might be some applications for STEM realted topics to mesh with this technology.

(4) Do you know of any projects/examples underway in this area?

No



(5) Comments from other Panel Members.

Understand the concept and yes, data is important as we make changes. I do think we may sliding too far to one side of the 'recording'. We tend to collect too much data and spend too much time wading through all the recordings. We need to make sure we are 'creating' and giving students 'experiences'. - michael.lambert michael.lambert Mar 1, 2014


Maker Spaces - tom.haymes tom.haymes Feb 25, 2014 [Editor's Note: This exact technology topic already exists on our master list.]


(1) Please define this technology below (4-5 sentences).

The combinations of technology in Maker Spaces create unique opportunities for synergies among a large and diverse group of users.

(2) How might this technology topic be relevant to the learning sector you know best?

We are building one as a central part of our experiential learning campus.

(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry? (Or if it's museum-specific, museum education and interpretation.)

Learning through doing is a powerful way of understanding complex topics and bridging disciplines from the sciences to the arts to craft.

(4) Do you know of any projects/examples underway in this area?

I know quite a few spaces are being constructed around the country. Some have a very science/engineering focus such as Rice University's Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen. (http://oedk.rice.edu) Ours will have a more diverse focus and will be open to the community in support of entrepreneurial projects.
http://nwc.hccs.edu/stemcampus/


(5) Comments from other Panel Members.
- ole ole Feb 26, 2014 Part of my beloved LMS of the 21st Century?
This is a huge movement in education - we are seeing it pop up at all sorts of conference events (SXSWedu 2013). This year SXSWedu has expanded their makerspace to a full Playground. Follow tweets from Austin next week #SXSWedu. - kstubbs kstubbs Feb 28, 2014
There was also a Maker Faire last year in NYC - - kstubbs kstubbs Feb 28, 2014

This is becoming a thing in museums, as well. Most notably at the Met, but elsewhere, too. Good exploration of the topic at MCN2012: "What's the Point of a Museum Maker Space?" - kovensmith kovensmith Mar 2, 2014
We're prepping a space for a makerspace. Seems like a very important thread to chase. Don't know how all of it would work, but I think a makerspace or some later version of it would be worthwhile. - Tim_Logan Tim_Logan Mar 2, 2014


Real-time Personalized Learning - ryaros ryaros Feb 26, 2014 [Editor's Note: Great new dimensions to add to existing tech topic Personal Learning Environments/Personalized Learning.]


(1) Please define this technology below (4-5 sentences).
To enhance interactive learning in face to face meetings, there are now a few brand new mobile presentation tools that offer MULTIPLE features for more engagement (beyond just polling). These apps, which run on either students' BYOD or a device loaned to them, replace the freedom of multiple windows on a student's laptop with a "dedicated" presentation congruent with the instructor's objectives and classroom interaction with peers.

(2) How might this technology topic be relevant to the learning sector you know best?
This emerging trend is a potential game changer in my mind because it challenges the instructor to rethink the entire face to face meeting. Strategically synthesizing important slide content with focused web pages, open-ended responses, quizzes (that count), video clips, photo slide shows, etc. offer the instructor and each individual student a stream of interactivity and discussion for more personalized learning, even in larger classes. To be clear, this specific technology and model is certainly not for all disciplines but, given the appropriate content and setting, could revolutionize larger college classes.

(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry? (Or if it's museum-specific, museum education and interpretation.)
Planning a 70-90 minute class with the multiple features in these mobile apps may sound easier than it really is. Today's students are used to choices, multiple stimuli, the freedom to express opinion and the need for specific examples of concepts and processes. Here, all can occur and every student can respond, and those response extend far beyond a one minute clicker poll. In my personal experience exploring this model for a few months, the classroom has been completely transformed into an environment I've never experienced before and one in which students find amazingly interesting. I no longer share ANY slides on a screen in the front of my room. Students no longer have the "option" to tune in and tune out of the class meetings as they did before.

(4) Do you know of any projects/examples underway in this area?
There are many examples (mainly in elementary and middle schools which I have observed and modified for my higher education classes. One such app is "Nearpod" that continues to expand and is very effective on mobile devices in my classroom.

(5) Comments from other Panel Members.
I agree, this should happen now. A big plus is the visual, as well as all on one devise with the interaction of the delivery.- jmorrison jmorrison Feb 28, 2014



Other Notes and Perspectives from Panel Members (not eligible for voting)


Games Based Learning VS. Gamification - kstubbs kstubbs Feb 26, 2014


(1) Please define this technology below (4-5 sentences).
I've challenge for the past few years that our report needs to go beyond just lumping these two concepts together. I've recently happened upon an article that helps me unpack what I mean.... it's not long or written by a research institution, but I think as thought leaders we need to begin to separate out these two concepts in our horizon reports. - kstubbs kstubbs Feb 26, 2014
- ryaros ryaros Mar 2, 2014 I get this and agree. I think more defined terms and processes will move this technology and learning forward. As a grad student, I had the honor of completing a course called "Tools For Thought," taught by the author of "epistemic games," Dr. David Shaffer. It speaks to the research and benefits of designing and integrating games so they represent authentic experiences and interdisciplinary applications.


(2) How might this technology topic be relevant to the learning sector you know best?



(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry? (Or if it's museum-specific, museum education and interpretation.)



(4) Do you know of any projects/examples underway in this area?
- ryaros ryaros Mar 2, 2014
"virtual internships"
http://edgaps.org/gaps/what-is-a-vi/

STEM learning games
http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/projects/projects.php?project_num=891


(5) Comments from other Panel Members.