Wednesday, April 04, 2012

2012 Horizon Report

Another report I should have blogged earlier is: Johnson, L., Adams, S., and Cummins, M. (2012). The NMC Horizon Report: 2012 Higher Education Edition. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.
This is a collaborative publication from the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). The report identifies the following trends (I must say they don't seem very new to me - perhaps we are ahead of the trend here in my iSchool ;-)
1. "People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want to.
2. "The technologies we use are increasingly cloud-based, and our notions of IT support are decentralized
3. "The world of work is increasingly collaborative, driving changes in the way student projects are structured.
4. "The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the Internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as educators
5. "Education paradigms are shifting to include online learning, hybrid learning and collaborative
6. "There is a new emphasis in the classroom on more challenge-based and active learning."
In terms of technologies: Near-term ("within the next 12 months") are mobile apps and tablets; mid term (2-3 years) are game-based learning and learning analytics; and on the far horizon are gesture-based computing and "the Internet of Things" ("the latest turn in the evolution of smart objects — a category of small devices or methods that enable an object to be assigned a unique identifier.")

The official place to get the report is here: (have to register) I got it directly here There is also the Horizon Report wiki at The following video introduces the report.

1 comment:

Eleni said...

There is also a local version of the Horizon Trends as published by JISC at