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N.M.C. Horizon Report : 2016 Higher Education Edition

Rapport 2016 Horizon Higher Education

L'édition 2016 du rapport Horizon Higher Education décrit les résultats annuels du Projet Horizon New Media Consortium (N.M.C.). Il identifie les technologies émergentes susceptibles d'avoir un impact sur l'apprentissage et l'enseignement dans l'enseignement supérieur. Cette 13e édition est publiée conjointement par le N.M.C. et Learning Initiative Educause (ELI).

Executive Summary

What is on the five-year horizon for higher education institutions? Which trends and technology developments 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 educational change steered the collaborative research and discussions of a body of 58 experts to produce the N.M.C. Horizon Report : 2016 Higher Education Edition, in partnership with the ELI. This N.M.C. Horizon Report series charts the five-year horizon for the impact of emerging technologies in colleges and universities across the globe. With more than 14 years of research and publications, it can be regarded as the world's longest-running exploration of emerging technology trends and uptake in education.


Key Trends Accelerating Technology Adoption in Higher Education

  • Long-Term Impact Trends: Driving Ed Tech adoption in higher education for five or more years
    • Advancing Cultures of Innovation
    • Rethinking How Institutions Work
  • Mid-Term Impact Trends: Driving Ed Tech adoption in higher education for three to five years
    • Redesigning Learning Spaces
    • Shift to Deeper Learning Approaches
  • Short-Term Impact 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

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 Unconnected Lives
    • Keeping Education Relevant

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
    • Robotics

The 2016 Higher Education Expert Panel


1ère publication : 29.02.2016 - Mise à jour : 23.07.2019