Horizon reports highlight key trends in technology and education for the year to come, with an emphasis on innovation and adoption of new devices into schools and higher education.
In commemoration of the tenth year of the project, the NMC will issue a report highlighting key meta-trends in technology and education. The top ten trends have been released:
- The world of work is increasingly global and increasingly collaborative.
- People expect to work, learn, socialize, and play whenever and wherever they want to.
- The Internet is becoming a global mobile network — and already is at its edges.
- The technologies we use are increasingly cloud-based and delivered over utility networks, facilitating the rapid growth of online videos and rich media.
- Openness — concepts like open content, open data, and open resources, along with notions of transparency and easy access to data and information — is moving from a trend to a value for much of the world.
- Legal notions of ownership and privacy lag behind the practices common in society.
- Real challenges of access, efficiency, and scale are redefining what we mean by quality and success.
- The Internet is constantly challenging us to rethink learning and education, while refining our notion of literacy.
- There is a rise in informal learning as individual needs are redefining schools, universities and training.
- Business models across the education ecosystem are changing.