CIE's Wayne Butler to serve on advisory board for higher education technology report

CIE’s Wayne Butler to serve on advisory board for higher education technology report


Wayne Butler, PhD, of the Division of Continuing and Innovative Education (CIE) at The University of Texas at Austin has been named a member of the 2013 Horizon Project Higher Education Advisory Board. Since 2002, this board has provided the vision and direction needed to produce the Horizon Report, an annual research project detailing “emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research or creative expression” at educational institutions over the next five years. The Horizon Report is produced by the Horizon Project, an initiative of the New Media Consortium (NMC) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE program.

“The NMC’s Horizon Reports have inspired my own thinking about emerging technologies and the future of education since 2002. As a result, I am honored to join this prestigious board,” stated Dr. Butler. “I look forward to collaborating with such esteemed thought leaders to evaluate a wide spectrum of transformative technologies and their implications for learners.”

Participation on a Horizon Project Advisory Board is by invitation only. As a member of the Advisory Board, Dr. Butler will be part of an extraordinary group of international, multi-disciplinary thinkers who explore and ultimately decide what to include in the Horizon Report. Board members come from both within and outside education. The term of the appointment is one year.

The Horizon Report is translated into multiple languages and is used in approximately 100 countries. The 2013 edition will be the eleventh in the series of Horizon Reports aimed at higher education worldwide. The readership for the Horizon Report is estimated at more than a million readers each year.


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