What’s New on the Horizon?

horizon reportThe 2013 NMC Horizon Report: 2013 Higher Education Edition was released recently. The report is produced by the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) and identifies emerging technologies that are expected to have a significant impact on worldwide education in the next five years.

Some of the trends and their times-to-adoption described in this year’s Horizon Report include the following:

  •  One Year or Less – Tablet Computing
  •  Two to Three Years – Games and Gamification; Learning Analytics
  •  Four to Five Year – 3D Printing and Wearable Technology

Some of these trends, including tablet computing and 3D printing are already being implemented, while others may take time to become mainstream.

To learn more about wearable technology, stay tuned for the Health Sciences Library’s Spring HSL Info Expo for UCF COM faculty and staff, coming April 4, 2013.


Read the entire NMC Horizon Report: 2013 Higher Education Edition HERE.