Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Happy New Year! and the 2010 Horizon Report

My posting sort of fizzled out after mid December, amid the snow and Christmas preparations. I want to wish all my readers a reallY Happy New Year. Last year was a pretty exciting one for me, and who knows whether this blog will even exist by this time next year? Will I retire properly ?
I hear on the news that there could be 40cm of snow around here tomorrow. We British are hopeless with snow so expect stories of chaos!

There has been a preview 2010 Horizon Report here. I was interested that they see Digital media literacy as a key 21st century skill, with a widening training gap for faculty and teachers.Some faculty are realising they are limiting their students by not helping them to develop and use digital media literacy skills across the curriculum.They feel that this is worsened by the lack of clarity in being able to codify the skills or set standards for their measurement.


"More and more, people expect to be able to work, learn, study, and connect with their social
networks wherever and whenever they want to. We are not tied to desks anymore when we wish to use computers. Workers increasingly expect to be able to work from home or from the road, and most everyone expects to be able to get information, addresses, directions, reviews, and answers whenever they want. Mobile access to information is changing the way we plan everything from outings to errands. A corollary of this trend is the expectation that people will be available and online, anywhere and anytime."

This is our challenge!

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