At the recent HighEdWebDev2006 conference in Rochester, I had the opportunity to conduct a workhop called “Emerging Web Technologies: Building New Connections in Higher Education” with my friend and colleague Jim Leous from Penn State. Jim and I have always wondered about the title of this presentation and if these technologies were really “emerging” since most of them have been around for quite some time.

Jim shared with me the Evolving Technologies Reports from Educause which contains a collection of great reports. We both decided that evolving was a better term than emerging as we look at the new tools and techniques loosely joined under the Web 2.0 umbrella.