An intriguing assessment of the potential for OneNote in education; see the full post for more details. On a theme I’ll be blogging about regularly in 2009: I believe OneNote has quietly become the latest “killer app” in Microsoft Office, and that its role will become much clearer and larger, in the Office 14 time frame.
Obviously OneNote is a learning tool of major importance. It is very compatible with the concept of learning styles, but there is more to it than that. The authoritative Horizon Report (2008) states that grassroots video, mobile broadband, data mashups, collective intelligence, and social operating systems are “emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression within learning-focused organizations”.
OneNote delivers a perfect platform for these technologies, a platform that, due to its flexibility, brings together these “emerging technologies” under one hat. Perhaps OneNote needs some adjusting to meet the challenges of the years to come, but that would only be details. The whole basis is there. OneNote is a program of the future.