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Horizon Report 2014 Higher Education Edition Published

Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition

On January 28, 2014, the New Media Consortium (NMC) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) jointly released the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition at a special session at the ELI Annual Meeting 2014 earlier this month. The annual report describes 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 emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years.

Among other findings, this year’s report identifies the “Integration of Online, Hybrid, and Collaborative Learning” and the “Growing Ubiquity of Social Media” as “fast trends” (over the next one to two years). The “Shift from Students as Consumers to Students as Creators” and the “Rise of Data-Driven Learning and Assessment” are expected to be mid-range trends (over the next three to five years). “Agile Approaches to Change” and the “Evolution of Online Learning” are seen as long-range trends (more than five years away).