6 influential technologies on the higher ed horizon

[In this eCampus News article you’ll discover the latest trends for higher education based on the 2016 Horizon Report. I work in both K-12 and higher education. The short-term trends are very similar – using technology to assess learning and moving towards greater use of blended learning. The other trends are similar.]

Annual Horizon Report details short-and long-term technologies, trends that will impact higher education in the next 5 years.

horizon-report-2016The rise of robots is no longer science fiction; and any institution interested in remaining relevant in the next five years should start advancing “cultures of innovation.” These are just two of the revelations part of the New Media Consortium’s (NMC) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative’s (ELI) 2016 Higher Education Edition of the annual Horizon Report.

The report, which decides which trends and technologies will have a dramatic influence on higher ed in the next 5 years thanks to a panel of 58 education and technology experts from 16 countries on 5 continents, aims to help inform the choices that institutions are making about technology to improve, support, or extend teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in higher ed across the world.

With more than 14 years of research and publications, NMC says that the report can be regarded as “the world’s longest-running exploration of emerging technology trends and uptake in education.”

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