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At last week's annual Educause conference in the US, Borgman outlined what learning might look like in 2015; trends would include pervasive high-bandwidth wireless networks; cloud-based processing; and fast-growing repositories of digital information, including a rising tide of data from networked sensors and information analysis tools. Have your say!Almost hidden by a boxy lectern, researcher and author Christine Borgman stood before a couple hundred college and university education IT professionals and gave them the Vision Thing. At last week's annual Educause conference in the US, Borgman outlined what learning might look like in 2015, just seven years from now, if educators, teachers, researchers and policy makers systematically leverage emerging technology trends. Those trends include pervasive high-bandwidth wireless networks; cloud-based processing; and fast-growing repositories of digital information, including a rising tide of data from networked sensors and information analysis tools.

Her presentation was based on the recently released report by the US National Science Foundation's Task Force on Cyberlearning, which Borgman chaired. The report, 'Fostering Learning in the Networked World: The Cyberlearning Opportunity and Challenge' is available online. Borgman is professor and presidential chair of information studies at the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, and a researcher with the university's Center for Embedded Networked Sensing, which develops wireless sensing systems and explores their impact on a range of scientific and social issues. Her latest book, from MIT Press, is Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet.

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