New Media Consortium
What is on the five-year horizon for higher education institutions? Which trends and technologies will drive educational change? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to overcome, and how can we strategize effective solutions? These questions and similar inquiries regarding technology adoption and educational change steered the collaborative research and discussions of a body of 56 experts to produce the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition, in partnership with the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). The NMC Horizon Report series charts the five-year horizon for the impact of emerging technologies in learning communities across the globe.
Pew Research Internet Project
“Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology.”
The Chronicle of Higher Education
“I’m serving on a ‘Student Experience Task Force’— which among other things is exploring the relationship between residence halls, classrooms, laboratories, dining facilities, student centers, libraries, gyms, and outdoor spaces across my campus—with an eye toward long-term strategies. This is a yearlong process.
Our first assignment was to ‘free think’ one possibility twenty to thirty years from now. These ideas were not expected to be grounded in reality— but to intentionally be provocative, disruptive, or transformative.”
Pew Internet & American Life Project
Author Kristen Purcell
“A survey of teachers who instruct American middle and secondary school students finds that digital technologies have become central to their teaching and professionalization. At the same time, the internet, mobile phones, and social media have brought new challenges to teachers, and they report striking differences in access to the latest digital technologies between lower and higher income students and school districts.”
Recently, IT research firm Gartner held an online talk to share its predictions for disruptive trends that are worth taking into account as IT leaders plan for the future. As Managing VP and Gartner Fellow Daryl Plummer explained, “These trends are going to change the way you think about a lot of things and do a lot of things.” However, the changes will also encompass constructive possibilities, which could turn into new opportunities for savvy CIOs.