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  1. msg Hello message posted Hello Hello back for a second year. Looking forward to learning a lot of you all. Cheers, Kim
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    Hello back for a second year. Looking forward to learning a lot of you all.
    Cheers,
    Kim
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  2. msg Hello message posted Hello Hi everyone, it's my first year so I'm very much looking forward to discovering just how it all wor…
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    Hi everyone, it's my first year so I'm very much looking forward to discovering just how it all works!
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  3. msg Hello message posted Hello Hello fellow panelists. Its good to be back for another year to see what's on the horizon. reg…
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    Hello fellow panelists. Its good to be back for another year to see what's on the horizon.

    regards,

    Maree
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    What is Wireless Power?
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    Anyone who attends a class or meeting where most of the participants have laptop computers is well aware that there are never enough power outlets—and when they are available, they are invariably located in inconvenient places. Wireless power, already being prototyped by several companies, promises to alleviate the problem by making power for charging batteries in devices readily available. Using near-field inductive coupling, power can be transmitted through special surfaces or even through open space to charge devices within a home, office, school, or other setting. Consumer products are already entering the market; the Powermat, for instance, charges up to three devices placed onto its surface (each device must first be slipped into a compatible sleeve). Fulton Innovation's eCoupled technology is designed to be built into desk- and countertops, enabling not only power transfer but other wireless communications between devices placed on the surfaces. Witricity is developing transmitters that would be embedded in walls or other furniture, transferring power via inductive coupling to receivers attached to devices anywhere within the home or classroom. The impact of wireless power for education will primarily be felt in learning spaces; the devices we carry will become more useful and easier to maintain, with increased opportunity for longer use in a variety of settings.
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  5. page WhatsNew edited What's New? The final results are in! Download the PDF of the tallies and final topics that wil…

    What's New?
    The final results are in! Download the PDF of the tallies and final topics that will inform the production of the report.
    The wiki is now open! If you are new to using this kind of wiki, see our Getting Started guide.
    Welcome Advisory Board members! Please introduce yourselves via the discussion tab on the wiki main page.

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  6. page Web Aggregation Tools edited What are Web Aggregation Tools? [[include component="page" page="TopicsNav"…

    What are Web Aggregation Tools?
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    Aggregation is the process of transparently gathering together distributed pieces of online content based on an interest in the topic(s), the author(s), or other shared characteristics. RSS readers are one way to aggregate data, but with the increase in personal publishing, new tools for aggregation are emerging. Using these tools, readers can easily track a distributed conversation that takes place across blogs, Twitter, and other publishing platforms, as well as pull in relevant resources from news feeds and other sources. Some educators and students are seeking alternatives to course management systems, preferring to open their discussions and make use of a variety of tools instead. Aggregation can reunite course discussions that once took place within CMS forums, even if they are scattered among different platforms and tools. Aggregation can allow a class to visualize its conversations in new ways. Information is available when and where the reader wishes, in almost any desired format.
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    What is Wearable Technology?
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    Wearable technology refers to devices that can be worn by users, taking the form of an accessory such as jewelry, sunglasses, a backpack, or even actual items of clothing such as shoes or a jacket. The benefit of wearable technology is that it can conveniently integrate tools that track sleep, movement, location, social media. There are even new classes of devices that are seamlessly integrated with a user’s everyday life and movements. Google's “Project Glass” was one of the earliest examples, and enabled a user to see information about their surroundings displayed in front of them. Smart watches are becoming commonplace, allowing users to check emails and perform other productive tasks through a tiny interface. A rapidly growing category of wearable technology takes advantage of the burgeoning interest in the “quantified self.” The Jawbone UP and Fitbit bracelets are two examples that track how you eat, sleep, and move. Empowered by these insights, many individuals now rely on these technologies to improve their lifestyle and health. Today’s wearables not only track where a person goes, what they do, and how much time they spend doing it, but now what their aspirations are and when those can be accomplished.
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    (1) How might this technology be relevant to the educational sector you know best?
    This technology may be at its simplest level be available to assist students with the remembering of things be it appointments, lesson times and reminders ie due dates. At the other end of the spectrum ,as the technology gets more sophisticated, it use for the gathering of data to allow students to make meaning from (capture work examples) or create content (video an experiment for a science practical report). steven.knipe864 Feb 20, 2015
    Have seen it used well for classroom management also jnxyz Feb 22, 2015
    Any simple technology that is readily available, relatively inexpensive and collects and displays data can be incorporated into learning activities and assessment tasks. These devices can be used to provide students with opportunities for authentic activities that are aligned with individual real data. Students can then have different data sets and this always reduces standardised patterns of learning and standardised responses to assessment tasks. geoffrey.crisp Feb 26, 2015
    This technology needs to be considered with personalised learning. The devices have the potential to provide 'feedback as feed-forward' for the learner. mike.keppell Feb 26, 2015
    wearable digital fabrics, it'll appeal to the fashionata, staff and students alike (count me in) (send your essay to my skirt), and young people, make your own digital hair slide, cmon people think wow with this! gillysalmon Feb 27, 2015
    We will see this technology being pushed further and further as the tech improves. The smart watch market is about to explode. I agree with Steven above at it most simple managing time, getting notifications etc... will add students to manage their time etc... As processing power and tech improves so will the potential of the wearables. Many runners already wear their phones. ktairi Mar 1, 2015
    Wearable fitness bracelets are being incorporated into training programs for personal trainers in the VET sector and POV type video recorders have been used for some time to record training or capture workplace evidence. stephan.ridgway Mar 1, 2015
    Google Glass may have disappeared for now but something else will take its place. The wearables we have seen thus far have been fairly simple but are undoubtedly about to increase in sophistication. Augmented reality overlays could give just-in-time information for students across a range of disciplines including history, engineering and the sciences. helen.farley Mar 4, 2015
    (2) What themes are missing from the above description that you think are important?
    Thoughts about the collection and ownership of the data that wearables can produce jnxyz Feb 22, 2015
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    feedback potential of the devices. The ability to empower learners with data that they can act on mike.keppell Feb 26, 2015
    Data management and storage... where does that data live and how are the analytics used to add meaning to wearers life/study ktairi Mar 1, 2015
    Privacy is a significant issue with regard to embedded devices which transmit live real time data stephan.ridgway Mar 1, 2015
    Safety - there was always an issue with visual overlays of devices such as Google Glass. helen.farley Mar 4, 2015
    (3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry?
    Appropriate use of technology in an educational setting will obviously be a major impact. steven.knipe864 Feb 20, 2015
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    I believe this technology will be the single biggest game changer in providing feedback to learner and teachers mike.keppell Feb 26, 2015, agree but how exactly? gillysalmon Feb 27, 2015
    if the data from the wearable can help students to solve problems; make decisions; manage their learning there is great potential. Currently it is more about quantifying health stats. Potential is their. The wearables I use collect data and provide basic data which is augmented with apps. It is likely that this will be the way wearables work for some time ktairi Mar 1, 2015
    Has potentially huge impacts in some areas ie fitness and health. I could also have implications for authenticating the identity of students in assessments for verifying has performed a task in a specific environment. stephan.ridgway Mar 1, 2015
    (4) Do you have or know of a project working in this area?
    Pebble seeded a bunch of smart watches to some uni's in the US but I've not been able to track down more than one location and never heard back from them jnxyz Feb 22, 2015
    Will hopefully run a smart watch trial in ESL and vocational education in Australia this year jnxyz Feb 22, 2015
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    Desktop Research: Published Technologies to Watch Lists
    This area is a place to collect "Technologies to Watch" lists published by other organizations.
    Though these lists and publications may serve a different audience and purpose than the Horizon Report does, they contain many useful descriptions and discussions that can and should inform our work.
    We'd love to see your clippings here as well! Please use the edit this page button to add more, or add comments on how or why you think they may or may not be important. As is the convention throughout the Horizon Project Wiki, we ask you to identify items you think are of high interest to us, as I have done here by typing 4 tilde (~) characters-- Sam Apr 14, 2011 (note - to keep the wiki clean, please put spaces on either side of your marks). This will help us to sift through the articles and determine which ones resonate most strongly with the board as a whole.
    Recommended Reading
    The Best Of CES 2014
    http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/12/the-best-of-ces-2014/
    Tech Crunch's picks for the Best of CES 2014.
    Data Storage Technologies to Watch in 2014
    http://www.infostor.com/storage-management/virtualization/data-storage-technologies-to-watch-in-2014-1.html
    There are so many technologies to keep track of in data storage, and an awful lot of hype to go with it. So which storage technologies should you pay most attention to in 2014?
    11 Ed Tech Developments from Educause
    http://www.educationdive.com/news/11-ed-tech-developments-from-educause/318727/
    From the latest LMS to publishing developments to lecture capture, and in no particular order, Education Dive put together the following list of things to note from Educause 2014.cpaterso Feb 4, 2015 s.defreitas Feb 7, 2015karen.melhuish.spencer Feb 7, 2015steven.knipe864 Feb 8, 2015
    Five Australian Wearable Technology Companies You've Never Heard of
    http://www.techly.com.au/2014/10/01/five-australian-wearable-technology-companies-youve-never-heard/
    Australian companies have already ventured into the wearables world, and are establishing themselves as innovators in the tough corporate industry. Here are just five local companies working in the wearable tech industry that you most likely have never heard of.helen.carter Feb 4, 2015 s.defreitas Feb 7, 2015
    Five Big Data Trends To Watch For In 2015
    http://www.businessreviewaustralia.com/technology/1459/Five-Big-Data-Trends-To-Watch-For-In-2015
    Teradata has identified five key trends that are likely to emerge in 2015.helen.carter Feb 4, 2015 s.defreitas Feb 7, 2015 s2.vaughan Feb 7, 2015karen.melhuish.spencer Feb 7, 2015steven.knipe864 Feb 8, 2015joanne.woodrow Feb 8, 2015
    5 Technology Trends to Watch – 2015
    http://content.ce.org/PDF/2014_5Tech_web.pdf
    The 2015 edition of CEA's 5 Technology Trends to Watch highlights Big Data, the rise of the machines (Internet of Things, robotics and driverless cars), digital health, entertainment and immersive content including augmented reality, and business models in the innovation economy.
    From Biometrics to Mobile IDs: Top 5 Tech Trends for Australia in 2015
    http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/12/22/technology/biometrics-mobile-ids-top-5-tech-trends-australia-2015
    Here is a look at the top digital technology trends for Australia in the year ahead including demand for biometric security, contactless and mobile payment technology, growth of m2m, mobile ID, and the rise of ePassports.
    Gadget Guide: Six New Technologies to Watch in 2015
    http://www.smartcompany.com.au/technology/45110-gadget-guide-six-new-technologies-to-watch-in-2015.html#
    Smart Company gazes into the crystal ball to take a look at six tech developments to keep an eye on in 2015: smart watches, mobile payments, multi-device app development, health tech, plastic OLED displays, and rise of the chinese tech giants.
    Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015
    http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2867917 pervasive invisible analytics needs serious investiagation re our responsibilities to students slambert Feb 26, 2015
    Gartner, Inc. has highlighted these top 10 technology trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2015. s.defreitas Feb 7, 2015joanne.woodrow Feb 8, 2015
    The Guardian's 20 innovations for 2015 Series
    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/series/20-innovations-for-2015
    In this series from the Observer Tech Monthly we meet the creative minds of 2015, and the brilliant ideas that will shape the future, from the company turning waste heat into cheap electricity to a certain Mr Dyson (son of) who’s invented a new kind of light.
    MIT Technology Review: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2014
    http://www.technologyreview.com/lists/technologies/2014/
    These advances from the past year all solve thorny problems or create powerful new ways of using technology. They are breakthroughs that will matter for years to come.helen.carter Feb 4, 2015 s.defreitas Feb 7, 2015 s2.vaughan Feb 7, 2015steven.knipe864 Feb 8, 2015joanne.woodrow Feb 8, 2015
    7 Hottest Open Source Technologies This Year
    http://www.routing.com/view-post/7-Hottest-Open-Source-Technologies-this-year
    The latest era of open source technologies is revolutionizing the way computing, networking and IT admInistration is done.
    Technology Predictions for 2014: Smarter Cities, Bigger Games
    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/02/technology-predictions-2014-smarter-cities-bigger-games-drones-tablets
    This is the year that cities become even smarter. Local authorities and councils the world over have invested in social capital and connected infrastructure with the aim of better understanding the needs of their citizens. In 2014 more cities will iterate and experiment. They'll implement new technologies to not only create a better connected city but to enhance the environment. jnxyz Feb 5, 2015
    10 New Technologies You Should Know About
    http://www.edudemic.com/new-technologies/ - PAGE MISSING
    This infographic looks at ten milestone developments from this past year that will be important in our lives for years to come.
    Top Ed-tech Stories to Watch: Maker Movement Makes Waves
    http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/08/18/ed-maker-movement-526/
    eSchoolNews has a series of posts on key ed-tech trends for the new school year and this particular one focuses on the proliferation of maker spaces in schools.cpaterso Feb 4, 2015 jnxyz Feb 5, 2015steven.knipe864 Feb 8, 2015

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  9. page Volumetric and Holographic Displays edited What are Volumetric and Holographic Displays? [[include component="page" page="T…

    What are Volumetric and Holographic Displays?
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    One of the long anticipated innovations to stem from the rapid progression of technology has been holographic or volumetric displays, also referred to as 3D displays. Since 2005, researchers have been working toward creating practical uses for holography, and the aggregated attempts of these developers over the years have turned 3D visuals into an experience that can be facilitated by a personal mobile device. MIT's Media Lab produced a holographic projector that employs a spatial light modulator (SLM), the central component of digital holography, to create a holographic video. As these technologies continue to be refined, it won't be long before consumers will have the option of purchasing devices with holographic capabilities, an advancement that will be accompanied by a offering of downloadable media files in 3D formats.
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    Similar comment to one I made earlier. Does the technology allow us to do what we have always done more efficiently or effectively or does it allow us to do something completely different? geoffrey.crisp Feb 27, 2015
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    What is Visual Data Analysis?
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    Visual data analysis blends highly advanced computational methods with sophisticated graphics engines to tap the extraordinary ability of humans to see patterns and structure in even the most complex visual presentations. Currently applied to massive, heterogeneous, and dynamic datasets, such as those generated in studies of astrophysical, fluidic, biological, and other complex processes, the techniques have become sophisticated enough to allow the interactive manipulation of variables in real time. Ultra high-resolution displays allow teams of researchers to zoom into interesting aspects of the renderings, or to navigate along interesting visual pathways, following their intuitions and even hunches to see where they may lead. New research is now beginning to apply these sorts of tools to the social sciences as well, and the techniques offer considerable promise in helping us understand complex social processes like learning, political and organizational change, and the diffusion of knowledge.
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