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NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition

The NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). This 14th edition describes annual 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.

Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are placed directly in the context of their likely impact on the core missions of universities and colleges. The three key sections of the report constitute a reference and straightforward technology-planning guide for educators, higher education leaders, administrators, policymakers, and technologists.

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 Innovation

Deeper Learning Approaches

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

Growing Focus on Measuring Learning

Redesigning Learning Spaces

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

Blended Learning Designs

Collaborative Learning

Significant Challenges Impeding Technology Adoption in Higher Education

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

Improving Digital Literacy

Integrating Formal and Informal Learning

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

Achievement Gap

Advancing Digital Equity

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

Managing Knowledge Obsolescence

Rethinking the Roles of Educators

Important Developments in Educational Technology for Higher Education

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less

Mobile Learning

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years

Next-Generation LMS

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years

All of the topics were selected by an expert panel that represented a range of backgrounds and perspectives. View the work that produced the report on the official project wiki.

Source: NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition http://www.nmc.org/publication/nmc-horizon-report-2017-higher-education-edition/

Emma Fletcher

Working to the Directorate’s annual objectives and the TEL Quality Framework, Emma’s role as a TEL Advisor is to proactively support and develop staff in using technology to enhance the student learning experience. Her main focus is to advise academic staff on effective use of learning technologies to develop innovative learning resources, processes and practices. Before joining YSJ Emma was a teacher of computing at Castleford Academy. Emma is interested in mobile learning / BYOD and open education.

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