The Horizon Project focuses on emerging technologies likely to have a significant impact on learning and teaching. The 2011 report highlights Cloud Computing as one of these key technologies. Indranee Liew, an active participant on our course this summer, has distilled its main points in this super presentation.
Indranee’s powerpoint (download): new technologies in ed Horizon 2011 or View via Google Docs
Full report: 2011-Horizon-Report-K12
Apple’s Safari browser has a new feature called reader (View>Show Reader or Ctrl+Shift+R). It strips out all extraneous content from a web page and lets you concentrate on the text content. It would be excellent for screen reading software too, such as Kurzweil, ClaroRead etc.
This is an example:
This is the same page with Google Chrome