The latest NMC Horizon Report has just been released. Like many of involved in higher education, I've always been curious as to what new tools and toys are out. I remember the early days (five years ago?) when it was neat to see the latest trends of digital media. Time have changed -- we've moved beyond just 3D printers and augmented reality.
This 2016 Higher Education Edition identifies six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology across three adoption horizons spanning over the next one to five years. Useful as a guide for campus leaders, educational technologists, and faculty as a valuable guide for strategic technology planning, the report provides higher education leaders with in-depth insight into how trends and challenges are accelerating and impeding the adoption of educational technology, along with their implications for policy, leadership, and practice. What is most interesting is the "Key Trends Accelerating Technology Adoption in Higher Education."
Long-Term Impact Trends: Driving Ed Tech adoption in higher education for five or more years
Short-Term Impact Trends: Driving Ed Tech adoption in higher education for the next one to two years