The NMC Horizon Report claims to be “an unbiased source of information that helps education leaders, trustees, policy makers, and others easily understand the impact of key emerging technologies on education, and when they are likely to enter mainstream use.”

There are six technologies featured in the NMC Horizon Report: 2013 Higher Education Edition. These technologies have been placed into three adoption horizons to indicate likely timeframes for their entrance into mainstream use for learning and teaching. They are, starting with the most imminent:

  • Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • Mobile Technology
  • Games and Gamification
  • Learning Analytics
  • 3D Printing
  • Wearable Technology

The first four all seem to me to be things that we should keep an eye on. 

You can get the report at

Technology on the Horizon

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