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Friday, December 28, 2012 - 9:23am

The New Media Consortium's 2013 Horizon Project Advisory Board has released their official list of six "Technologies to Watch" for the NMC Horizon Report 2013 Higher Education Edition. Released annually, the NMC Horizon Report charts the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning, research, creative inquiry, and information management. 

Technology to Watch

Time-to-Adoption Horizon

  • Massively Open Online Courses
  • Tablet Computing

  One Year or Less

  • Big Data and Learning Analytics
  • Game-Based Learning

Two to Three Years

  • 3D Printing
  • Wearable Technology

Four to Five Year

Click here to download a PDF that provides more information each of these technologies.​​

The Time-to-Adoption Horizon indicates how long the advisory board collectively feels it will be until a significant number of campuses are providing or using each of these technologies or approaches broadly.

The 2013 Horizon Project Advisory Board is interested in learning about any kind of research, pilot programs, innovative projects, or faculty work happening in any of the six areas listed above. By collecting and disseminating what others are doing their goal is to help with understanding the potential impact of these technologies and their applications on teaching, learning, creative inquiry, or research.

If you know of anyone working in these areas and who would be interested in having their work included in the next NMC Horizon Report please send an email to: Innovation Strategies for Teaching & Learning at The University of Iowa.