2013 NMC Horizon Report: Technology Trends in Higher Education

Every year The New Media Consortium (NMC) publishes a report (Horizon Report) that details what they believe to be emerging technology trends in higher education. The NMC Horizon Report, “charts the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning, research, creative inquiry, and information management. Launched in 2002, it epitomizes the mission of the NMC to help educators and thought leaders across the world build upon the innovation happening at their institutions by providing them with expert research and analysis. The 2013 report has a few interesting predictions, as I’ve outlined below.

Time to adoption: 1 year or less

Time to adoptions: 2 to 3 years

  • Augmented Reality
  • Game-Based Learning
  • The Internet of Things
  • Learning Analytics

Time to adoption: 4 to 5 years

  • 3D Printing
  • Flexible Displays
  • Next Generation Batteries
  • Wearable Technology

Learning Design and Technology is committed to making Maryville University a top institution in terms of emerging technology, which is why we will continue to monitor these trends and offer the appropriate resources to those interested.