The Educational Technology Horizon: Challenges, Trends and Important Developments

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  1. 1. Lawrence G. Miller Senior Director for Community College Relations NMC: The New Media Consortium The Educational Technology Horizon: Challenges, Trends & Important Developments
  2. 2. The Horizon Project NMC: The New Media Consortium Launched 2002 by Laurence F. JohnsonLaunched 2002 by Laurence F. Johnson To proactively identify technology trends that could impact education, specifically higher education
  3. 3. Once there was one . . . Higher Education Edition (2004) Horizon Report > K-12 Edition (2009) Horizon Report > Museum Edition (2010} Horizon Report > Library Edition (2014)
  4. 4. Over 50 editions | Published in 60+ languages
  5. 5. Once there was one . . . Technology Outlook: The NMC Horizon Project Series of Regional & Sector Analyses
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  7. 7. Nearly 14,000 downloads weekly
  8. 8. How does the process work?
  9. 9. Hz Advisory Boards Each project board represents an international, multi-disciplinary group of between 40 - 50 technology experts from both within & outside higher education Participation on any Horizon Project advisory board is by invitation & includes self-nomination
  10. 10. Hz Wiki Environment
  11. 11. Hz Wiki Environment Orientation Readings Research Questions Ranking 1st cut Commenting 2nd Pass Report Production
  12. 12. Horizon Report Evolution Topics reflect potential relevance to teaching, learning & the creative process Initial focus was only Higher Education Emphasis was on Emergent Technologies Short, mid & longer timeframes
  13. 13. Horizon Report Evolution Topics are vetted with application to Policy, Leadership & Practice Key trends Significant challenges Important Developments in Educational Technologies
  14. 14. Fast Trends: Driving changes over the next 1 - 2 years Increasing Use of Blended Learning
  15. 15. Fast Trends: Driving changes over the next 1 - 2 years Redesigning Learning Spaces
  16. 16. Mid-Range Trend: Driving changes over the next 3 - 5 years Growing Focus on Measuring Learning
  17. 17. Mid-Range Trend: Driving changes over the next 3 - 5 years Proliferation of Open Educational Resources
  18. 18. Long-Range Trend: Driving changes over the next 5+ years Advancing Cultures of Change and Innovation
  19. 19. Long-Range Trend: Driving changes over the next 5+ years Increasing Cross- Institution Collaboration
  20. 20. Looking at Challenges Solvable Challenges: Those that we understand and know how to solve Difficult Challenges: Those we understand but for which solutions are elusive Wicked Challenges: Those that are complex to even define, much less address
  21. 21. Solvable Challenges: Those that we understand and know how to solve Blending Formal and Informal Learning
  22. 22. Solvable Challenges: Those that we understand and know how to solve Improving Digital Literacy
  23. 23. Difficult Challenges: Those we understand but for which solutions are elusive Personalizing Learning
  24. 24. Difficult Challenges: Those we understand but for which solutions are elusive Teaching Complex Thinking
  25. 25. Wicked Challenge: Those that are complex to even define, much less address Competing Models of Education
  26. 26. Wicked Challenge: Those that are complex to even define, much less address Rewarding Teaching
  27. 27. Important Developments in Educational Technology Categories of Tracked Technologies Consumer Technologies Digital Strategies Internet Technologies Learning Technologies Social Media Technologies Visualization Technologies Enabling Technologies
  28. 28. Important Developments in Educational Technology, Time-to- Adoption Horizon: 1 Year or Less Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
  29. 29. Important Developments in Educational Technology, Time-to- Adoption Horizon: 1 Year or Less Flipped Classroom
  30. 30. Important Developments in Educational Technology, Time-to- Adoption Horizon: 2 to 3 Years Makerspaces
  31. 31. Important Developments in Educational Technology, Time-to- Adoption Horizon: 2 to 3 Years Wearable Technology
  32. 32. Important Developments in Educational Technology, Time-to- Adoption Horizon: 4 to 5 Years Adaptive Learning Technologies
  33. 33. Important Developments in Educational Technology, Time-to- Adoption Horizon: 4 to 5 Years The Internet of Things
  34. 34. How accurate have the projections been? Pretty darn good
  35. 35. You Can JUMP IN Tag articles or reports Twitter: #NMCHz Sign up for the Advisory Board go.nmc.org/horizon-nominate Submit Your Projects go.nmc.org/projects
  36. 36. Hz Project www.nmc.org
  37. 37. Lawrence G. Miller @lawrencegmiller drmillerlg@gmail.com
  38. 38. Questions?

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