Tuesday, February 05, 2013

NMC-Educause report on technologies that will impact higher education

The New Media Consortium and Educause have teamed up on a report that looks into the crystal ball to predict technologies that will impact higher education in the next year, the next two or three years and the next four or five years.

The technologies they are bullish on are listed below. Do you agree? Can you think of educational applications for each of them? Download the report and see the basis of their predicitions.

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less
  • Flipped Classroom
  • Massively Open Online Courses
  • Mobile Apps
  • Tablet Computing
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years
  • Augmented Reality
  • Game-Based Learning
  • The Internet of Things
  • Learning Analytics
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years
  • 3D Printing
  • Flexible Displays
  • Next Generation Batteries
  • Wearable Technology