By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 11 May 2010
The 2010 Horizon Report is full of riches about where education, learning is headed over the next five years in an online world. Here’s some of them.
The Horizons Project, established in 2002 by the New Media Consortium, looks at emerging technologies and trends and what these mean for teaching, learning and education. The 2010 Horizon Report (referenced at the end of this post) is full of riches and possibilities. Here’s what I took from the report as it relates to museums.
Technologies to watch in next 12 months
Technologies to watch in next 2-3 years
Overall, museums as organisations need to be ready and nimble for the next few years with flexible structures, creative recruitment and skill development. The mobile world is already here and I believe has caught many museums by surprise. What I like about the Horizon Report is that it puts technology firmly within the context of learning and communicating – which, after all, is what museums are about.
Thanks to Laura McBride, Education Officer, for alerting me to this report.
Johnson, L., Levine, A., Smith, R., and Stone, S. (2010). The 2010 Horizon Report. Austin, Texas: The New Media Corporation.