Technologies in Academia NMC Horizon Report

2014-nmc-horizon-report-he-EN-1A report by the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition, was just released. It examines emerging technological trends that are expected to have an impact on higher education over the next 5 years. Discussions were held among 53 top tech experts from across the globe to identify the top six potentially industry-changing technologies. Trends were rated based on their prominence among the larger population, in addition to both formal and informal applications in the classroom.You can read the full report here.

Robust and integrative social media, online collaborative learning systems, data-driven assessments and learning, students as creators—these trends all grew from smaller tech innovations. What’s important about this report is not necessarily the individual trends, but the larger mindset of embracing technology and encouraging technological creativity in the classroom.