2013 Horizon Report – K12 Interim Results
The New Media Consortium (NMC) posted their interim results of their 2013 Horizon Report at the CoSN Conference in San Diego. Here are a few trends, emerging technologies and challenges to keep on your RADAR:
Near-Term Horizon: One Year or Less
- BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
- Cloud Computing
- Mobile Learning
- Online Learning
Mid-Term Horizon: Two to Three Years
- Adaptive Learning and Personal Learning Networks
- Electronic Publishing
- Learning Analytics
- Open Content
Long-Term Horizon: Four to Five Years
- 3D Printing
- Augmented Reality
- Virtual and Remote Laboratories
- Wearable Technology
Selected Trends (See NMC.org for the full list)
- People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want.
- Schools are beginning to move away from textbooks to web resources and open source books.
- The focus of assessments are shifting from “what you know (can memorize)” to “what you can do (portfolio).”
- The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the Internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as educators.
Selected Challenges ( See NMC.org for the full list)
- Faculty training still does not acknowledge the fact that digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession.
- Too often it is education’s own processes and practices that limit broader uptake of new technologies.
- Many activities related to learning and education take place outside the walls of the classroom and thus are not part of traditional learning metrics.
- New models of education are bringing unprecedented competition to the traditional models of education.