The 2010 Horizon Report with Rachel S. Smith

  • 16 Mar 2010
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Crow Canyon Country Club

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The Future of Training

Do you know the key emerging technologies likely to have considerable impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry within higher education?

The annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project, a research-oriented effort that seeks to identify and describe just such emerging technologies. NMC's Rachel Smith will introduce the six technologies covered in the 2010 Horizon Report and describe the process of identifying and selecting the topics. She will show examples of how each technology is being used in higher education and training. The 2010 Horizon Report is available online at no cost at http://horizon.nmc.org.

Presenter: Rachel S. Smith is the Vice President, NMC Services for the New Media Consortium (NMC), an international consortium of more than 260 world-class universities, colleges, museums, research centers, and technology companies dedicated to using new technologies to inspire, energize, stimulate, and support learning and creative expression. She is recognized for her work in making new technologies approachable for higher education faculty and staff through talks, trainings, and written materials. A specialist in project coordination, user interface design, and visual facilitation, Rachel leads the NMC's fee-based services units, directs the NMC's involvement in projects such as the open source Pachyderm project, and directs all NMC internal and external publications. She serves as an interorganizational liaison, bringing together NMC members from around the globe to develop new projects. Rachel authors instructional materials, guides, and monographs on the creative and technical aspects of teaching with technology.


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