This is one of the most useful resources I found yesterday. It is called Seven Things You Should Know About from Educause Learning Initiative. From their page:
7 Things You Should Know About…pieces provide quick, no-jargon overviews of emerging technologies and related practices that have demonstrated or may demonstrate positive learning impacts. Any time you need to explain a new learning technology or practice quickly and clearly
They cover a variety of emerging technology topics. For each topic, they describe:
- What is it?
- Who is doing it?
- How does it work?
- Why is it significant?
- What are the downsides?
- Where is it going?
- What are the implications of teaching and learning?
These questions (and the description) provides a much better overall perspectives of the topics covered. The coverage is non-technical and is a great way for any one curious about the topic to get a useful overview.
I like this format so much, that I plan to create a template and use it for our learning wiki.