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
Deeper Learning Approaches
Mid-Term Trends: Driving Ed Tech adoption in higher education for the next three to five years
Redesigning Learning Spaces
Short-Term Trends: Driving Ed Tech adoption in higher education for the next one to two years
Significant Challenges Impeding Technology Adoption in Higher Education
Solvable Challenges: Those that we understand and know how to solve
Integrating Formal and Informal Learning
Difficult Challenges: Those that we understand but for which solutions are elusive
Advancing Digital Equity
Wicked Challenges: Those that are complex to even define, much less address
Rethinking the Roles of Educators
Important Developments in Educational Technology for Higher Education
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years
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.
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Source: NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition http://www.nmc.org/publication/nmc-horizon-report-2017-higher-education-edition/