Monday, February 14, 2011

Higher Education Emerging Technologies for 2011

Per Educause press release:
Each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education and creative expression over the next one to five years. The areas of emerging technology cited for 2011 are:
Time to adoption: One Year or Less
  • Electronic Books
  • Mobiles
Time to adoption: Two to Three Years
  • Augmented Reality
  • Game-based Learning
Time to adoption: Four to Five Years
  • Gesture-based Computing
  • Learning Analytics

Does online access boost citations?

This is the question posed by two researchers in their working paper:
Did Online Access to Journals Change the Economics Literature? (SSRN)

Mark McCabe, adjunct professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Information, and Christopher Snyder, economics professor at Dartmouth College question the often reported 'citation advantage' to publishing in online open-access journals.

This Steve Kolowich article explains more about the study and its potential  impact for the proponents of open-access publishing.