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CoSN 2015: The Emerging Tech That’s Transforming K–12’s Horizon
D. Frank Smith, EdTech Focus on K-12, March 18, 2015
CoSN previewed the K–12 edition of its annual Horizon Report, which tracks emerging technologies and how they intersect with education. The full report isn’t due out until summer. One of the key challenges educators face is how to integrate these technologies into education. That context is important for educators to understand in order to make decisions on the future, said CoSN’s CEO Keith Krueger, at the outset of the session.
“Emerging technologies have already carved niches for themselves in today’s classrooms. Among the more surprising results from the report preview was the exponential growth in workshops focused on 3D printing, commonly known as Makerspaces. Over the next several years, Makerspaces are projected to reach nearly a quarter of U.S. classrooms, says the NMC, and the technology is already beginning to reshape how classrooms function.
“The question of how to renovate or repurpose classrooms to address the needs of the future is being answered through the concept of Makerspaces,” according to the report.
NMC Horizon Project
When it comes to analyzing emerging technology uptake in education, the NMC Horizon Project is truly global in scope and reach. This map represents the last 2,000 downloads for the NMC Horizon Report series, which has a readership in more than 160 countries and growing. To date, over 40 editions of the NMC Horizon Report have been published, along with 50 foreign language translations in areas including global higher education, K-12 education, libraries, and museums. The regional- and sector-focused NMC Technology Outlook series has examined STEM+ education, community colleges, Australian tertiary education, European schools, Latin American higher education, Brazilian schools, Singaporean schools, and Norwegian schools. Links on this site feature current and former NMC Horizon Reports for K-12 and Higher Education.
NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition
What is on the five-year horizon for K-12 schools worldwide? 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 transforming teaching and learning steered the collaborative research and discussions of a body of 56 experts to produce the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 K-12 Edition, in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). The NMC Horizon Report series charts the five-year horizon for the impact of emerging technologies in school communities across the globe. With more than 13 years of research and publications, it can be regarded as the world’s longest-running exploration of emerging technology trends and uptake in education.
NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Education Edition
The NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). This 12th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, giving campus leaders and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning. The report aims to provide these leaders with more in-depth insight into how the trends and challenges are accelerating and impeding the adoption of educational technology, along with their implications for policy, leadership and practice. View the work that produced the report at www.horizon.wiki.nmc.org
6 Emerging Trends Driving Technology in Education
David Nagel, Campus Technology, February 12, 2015
3 emerging technologies reimagining higher ed in 2015 and beyond
Roger Riddell, Education Dive, December 17, 2014
To get an idea of what the future of higher ed might look like in 2015 and beyond, Education Dive examined three emerging technologies that could facilitate some of the space’s biggest shifts in years. And the future looks bright, indeed.
The three technologies: online learning, holograms and virtual reality. Read more.
Emerging Technologies: The Internet of Things
Few emerging technologies can excite the imagination like the Internet of Things. Conceived in the 1970s, today the Internet of Things refers to uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure. This technology is commonly used to automate customer checkout, inventory control, and loss prevention in many of the world’s largest shopping centers. Beyond that, the principles demonstrated by those humble devices are now being applied to a new generation of “smart” objects and devices that provide users with new dimensions of convenience and luxury.
Higher Education Policy
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Higher Education Policy
10 Emerging Technologies & How Will They Impact Education in 2015?
J. Homes, IBM, December 5, 2014
For over a decade, the New Media Consortium (NMC) has been charting the landscape of emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry on a global scale. The NMC’s advisory board includes 750 technology experts and faculty members from colleges and universities in 40 countries, and is supported by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
The NMC’s latest research efforts, the NMC Horizon Report: 2013 K-12 Edition and the NMC Horizon Report: 2013 Higher Education Edition, were released this spring, and together highlight ten emerging technologies that will impact education over the course of the next five years: cloud computing, mobile learning, learning analytics, open content, 3D printing, MOOCs, virtual and remote laboratories, games and gamification, tablet computing, and wearable technology.
The author expands on 10 emerging technologies.
Ed Tech Developer’s Guide
Office of Educational Technology, U. S. Department of Education, April 2015
A primer for software developers, startups, and entrepreneurs.
Tennessee Board of Regents Emerging Technologies and Mobilization
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NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition
NMC and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, 2013
This publication is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. The 10th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching and creative inquiry in higher education. Six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, as well as key trends and challenges expected to continue over the same period, giving campus leaders and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning.
NMC Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition
NMC, Consortium for School Networking and International Society for Technology in Education, 2013
The NMC, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), with the support of HP, produced this report. This fifth edition in the annual K-12 series of the NMC Horizon Project examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry within the environment of pre-college education. Six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, as well as key trends and challenges expected to continue over the same period, giving educators, school administrators, and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning.
Comments About the Two NMC Reports
“10 Emerging Educational Technologies & How They Are Being Used Across the Globe”
Saga Briggs, Innovation Excellence, July 29, 2013
Sara Briggs highlights emerging technology featuring the two new documents noted above.
CoSN Emerging Technologies
The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition identifies six emerging technologies across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years as well as key trends and challenges expected to continue over the same period. The resource provides educators, school administrators, and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning. The report examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry within the environment of pre-college education.
“6 Emerging Technologies in Education”
Justin Ferriman, LearnDash, August 6, 2013
Again referencing the NMC Horizon Report the author identifies six technology disciplines that are emerging within classrooms across the nation. Some of these will take some time to implement, but others can be used today.
6 Emerging Technologies in Higher Ed
Tanya Roscoria, Center for Digital Education, February 4, 2013
Over the next five years, six technologies will continue to gain traction in colleges and universities, according to the 2013 NMC Horizon Project. Read these comments about the NMC Report for Higher Ed.
“Benefits of Mobile Devices in the Classroom”
Justin Ferriman, LearnDash, October 6, 2013
The author largely refers to smart phones and tablets. These new, streamlined technologies are very much ingrained with today’s K-12 students. A recent survey saw 47% of students say that they have used a mobile app for learning purposes.
Emerging Technologies and Mobilization
Tennessee Board of Regents
The Tennessee Board of Regents’ (TBR) Mobile App Education & Workforce Collection Resource Center purpose is to provide educators, students, parents, and those in the workforce a bank of educational and job related mobile apps aligned to academic and workforce subjects ranging from pre-K to careers according to one’s mobile device and to provide mobile users a set of quality standards and apps for determining the educational value, appropriate use and safety.
Gartner Hype Cycle
“Gartner’s 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Maps Out Evolving Relationship Between Humans and Machines”
Gartner Inc., Press Release, August 19, 2013
This release notes that Gartner’s 2013 Hype Cycle Special Report provides strategists and planners with an assessment of the maturity, business benefit and future direction of more than 2,000 technologies, grouped into 98 areas. New Hype Cycles this year include content and social analytics, embedded software and systems, consumer market research, open banking, banking operations innovation, and information and communication technology (ICT) in Africa.
The Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report is the longest-running annual Hype Cycle, providing a cross-industry perspective on the technologies and trends that senior executives, CIOs, strategists, innovators, business developers and technology planners should consider in developing emerging-technology portfolios.
Gartner Hype Cycle Report
“Learning Technology Advisory Committee“
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
The Learning Technology Advisory Committee (LTAC), formerly the Distance Education Advisory Committee, engages in substantive policy research and discussion dealing with the increasingly important role that learning technology plays in Texas higher education. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recognizes the important role that distance education and computer assisted instruction, including e-learning tools such as electronic textbooks and open course materials, plays in helping the state reach the goals of Closing the Gaps by 2015.