“The process used to research and create the Technology Trends in UK Tertiary Education 2011-2016: An NMC Horizon Report Analysis is very much rooted in the methods used throughout the Horizon Project. All editions of the Horizon Report are produced using a carefully constructed process that is informed by both primary and secondary research. Dozens of technologies, meaningful trends, and critical challenges are examined for possible inclusion in the report for each edition. Every report draws on the considerable expertise of an internationally renowned Advisory Board that first considers a broad set of important emerging technologies, challenges, and trends, and then examines each of them in progressively more detail, reducing the set until the final listing of technologies, trends, and challenges is selected.
Much of the process takes place online, where it is captured and placed in the Horizon Project wiki. This wiki is intended to be a completely transparent window onto the work of the project, and contains the entire record of the research for each of the various editions.
The section of the wiki used for the 2011 Report can be found at http://jisc.wiki.nmc.org “