NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Education Edition

NMC Horizon Report 2015 infographicThe NMC Horizon Report 2015, Higher Education Edition has been released (12th edition of the report). The Horizon Report is collaboration between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative and describes the findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.

The report breaks down into six key trends (2 Long-term, 2 Mid-term and 2 Short-term), six significant challenges (2 Solvable, 2 Difficult and 2 Wicked) and six important developments (2 in under a year, 2 between two to three years and 2 in four to five years). The report aims to provide a valuable guide for strategic technology planning by providing in-depth insight into how these trends and challenges will effect educational technology over the coming five years.

Key Trends Accelerating Technology Adoption in Higher Education

Long-Term Trends: Driving Ed Tech adoption in higher education for five or more years

  • Advancing Cultures of Change and Innovation
  • Increasing Cross-Institution Collaboration

Mid-Term Trends: Driving Ed Tech adoption in higher education for three to five years

  • Growing Focus on Measuring Learning
  • Proliferation of Open Educational Resources

Short-Term Trends: Driving Ed Tech adoption in higher education for the next one to two years

  • Increasing Use of Blended Learning
  • Redesigning Learning Spaces

Significant Challenges Impeding Technology Adoption in Higher Education

Solvable Challenges: Those that we understand and know how to solve

  • Blending Formal and Informal Learning
  • Improving Digital Literacy

Difficult Challenges: Those we understand but for which solutions are elusive

  • Personalizing Learning
  • Teaching Complex Thinking

Wicked Challenges: Those that are complex to even define, much less address

  • Competing Models of Education
  • Rewarding Teaching

Important Developments in Educational Technology for Higher Education

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years

View the work that produced the report at http://www.horizon.wiki.nmc.org/.

Learning Enhancement & Support Manager at Hull York Medical School

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