Horizon Reports 2016 & 2017 Comparison

February 22, 2017 Off By admin
Horizon Reports 2016 & 2017  Comparison

A new Horizon report was released.  Quite interesting trends, challenges and developments in educational technology identified and discussed in NMC Horizon Reports 2016 and 2017.

2016

2017

Key Trends Accelerating Technology Adoption in Higher Education

Long-Term Trends: Driving Ed Tech adoption in higher education for five or more years

  • Advancing Cultures of Innovation
  • Rethinking How Institutions Work

Mid-Term Trends: Driving Ed Tech adoption in higher education for three to five years

  • Redesigning Learning Spaces
  • Shift to Deeper Learning Approaches

Short-Term Trends: Driving Ed Tech adoption in higher education for the next one to two years

  • Growing Focus on Measuring Learning
  • Increasing Use of Blended Learning Designs
Long-Term Trends: Driving Ed Tech adoption in higher education for five or more years

  • Advancing Cultures of Innovation 1
  • Deeper Learning Approaches

Mid-Term Trends: Driving Ed Tech adoption in higher education for the next three to five years

  • Growing Focus on Measuring Learning
  • Redesigning Learning Spaces

Short-Term Trends: Driving Ed Tech adoption in higher education for the next one to two years

  • Blended Learning Designs
  • Collaborative Learning

Significant Challenges Impeding Technology Adoption in Higher Education

Solvable Challenges: Those that we understand and know how to solve

  • Blending Formal and Informal Learning
  • Improving Digital Literacy

Difficult Challenges: Those that we understand but for which solutions are elusive

  • Competing Models of Education
  • Personalizing Learning

Wicked Challenges: Those that are complex to even define, much less address

  • Balancing Our Connected and Unconec. Lives
  • Keeping Education Relevant
Solvable Challenges: Those that we understand and know how to solve

  • Improving Digital Literacy
  • Integrating Formal and Informal Learning

Difficult Challenges: Those that we understand but for which solutions are elusive

  • Achievement Gap
  • Advancing Digital Equity

Wicked Challenges: Those that are complex to even define, much less address

  • Managing Knowledge Obsolescence
  • Rethinking the Roles of Educators

Important Developments in Educational Technology for Higher Education

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less

  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
  • Learning Analytics and Adaptive Learning

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years

  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Makerspaces

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years

  • Affective Computing
  • Robotic
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less

  • Adaptive Learning Technologies
  • Mobile Learning

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years

  • The Internet of Things
  • Next-Generation LMS

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Natural User Interfaces