I am a bit late to the game on posting this, but better late than never. A few weeks ago, the New Media Consortium released the 2013 Horizon Report for Higher Education, the yearly prognostications of educational and political thinkers on what educational technologies they see coming “on the horizon.” It is always an interesting read and thankfully the report authors don’t limit the focus to only technology tools but also include emerging practices. Below is a quick bulleted list of this year’s report. However, I advise you to download and read the whole thing. It’s free.
One Year or Less
- Tablet computing
Two to Three Years
- Games and Gamification
- Learning Analytics
Four to Five Years
- 3D Printing
- Wearable Technology
- Openness â€” concepts like open content, openÂ data, and open resources, along with notionsÂ of transparency and easy access to data andÂ information–is becoming a value.
- Massively open online courses are being widelyÂ explored as alternatives and supplements toÂ traditional university courses.
- The workforce demands skills from collegeÂ graduates that are more often acquired fromÂ informal learning experiences than in universities.
- There is an increasing interest in using newÂ sources of data for personalizing the learningÂ experience and for performance measurement.
- The role of educators continues to change dueÂ to the vast resources that are accessible toÂ students via the Internet
- Education paradigms are shifting to includeÂ online learning, hybrid learning, andÂ collaborative models.
Here is the full link to download the 2013 Horizon Report: http://www.nmc.org/publications/2013-horizon-report-higher-ed