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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Horizon Report 2009

Horizon Report 2009 the New Media Consortium Emerging Technologies Initiative
From the Horizon Report 2009:
One interesting technology to watch The Personal Web. This technology has a solid user base and institutions should find ways to support this knowledge. Personal web represent a collection of technologies simple tools and applications that are used to manage ways one uses the Internet for example:
  • Podcasts
  • Widgets 
  • Microblogging Twitter 
  • Collaborative Environments 
  • Social Networking - Facebook 
  • Blogs
One key trend to watch is visualization tools that are making information more meaningful and insights more intuitive. The forecast for this technology next seven to ten years will evolve in a big way in its teaching and learning. Much has been said about Visual Literacy: Learn to See, See to Learn by Lynell Burmark. Per Horizon Report 2009 visual literacy has become an increasingly important skill in decoding, encoding, and determining credibility and authenticity of data. I’m hoping this technology could assist the blind and visually impaired users in interpreting graphics.

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