Digital technologies are expanding the opportunities and ways we can engage with information. What has historically been confined to 2D print and/or oral/aural communications, is now accessible in a range of new and exciting ways. In addition, where engagement tended to be passive, it is now an active experience.
- e-Books– Now that they are firmly established in the consumer sector, electronic books are beginning to demonstrate capabilities that challenge the very definition of reading.
- Data visualisation– is the process of communicating information clearly and effectively through graphical means. Digital technologies are now making it possible for learners to process large amounts of data to visualize it in ways not previously possible or imagined.
- Gesture based computing – new devices are appearing on the market that take advantage of motions that are easy and intuitive to make, allowing us an unprecedented level of control over the devices around us – e.g. Kinect, Wii etc.