2018 Horizon Report: 

Higher Education Edition

by Educause

Join the campus-wide reading and discussion of the 2018 Horizon Report: Higher Education Edition. 

Discussion Questions coming soon!

The Horizon Report, published annually since 2002, seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have considerable impact on teaching, learning, and creative expression within higher education. 

We are offering three ways to participate:

1) Join us in-person on-campus (see times and places below)

2) Join us remotely while we meet on-campus 

3) Join us asynchronously via discussion boards

Padlet Backchannel

Before, during and after each session, post ideas, questions and comments. Like each others' posts!

Session 1

Friday, October 19: Noon to 1:30 pm @ Heritage Room

Discussion of Introduction, Key Trends Accelerating Technology Adoption in Higher Education: Long-term, mid-term and short-term trends. (pp 2-21)

Padlet Backchannel for Session #1


Session 2

Friday, November 16: Noon to 1:30 pm @ Heritage Room

Discussion of Significant Challenges Impeding Technology Adoption in Higher Education. Solvable, Difficult and Wicked Challenges. (pp 22-35)


Session 3

Friday, December 7: Noon to 1:30 pm @ Heritage Room

Discussion of Important Developments in Educational Technology for Higher Education: Time-to-Adoption One Year or Less, Two to Three Years and Four to Five Years and Methodology. (pp 23-51)


More About the Horizon Report

"As the centerpiece of NMC's Horizon Project, the NMC Horizon Report series charts the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning and creative inquiry around the globe. Since the launch of the Horizon Project in March 2002, the NMC has held an ongoing series of conversations and dialogs with hundreds of technology professionals, teachers, technologists, leaders from higher education, and representatives of leading corporations.

Each year, a Panel of Experts considers the results of these dialogs and also looks at a wide range of articles, published and unpublished research, papers, and websites to generate a list of technologies, trends, challenges, and issues that knowledgeable people in technology industries, higher education, and schools are thinking about.

This project continues again in 2018 in collaboration with the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). The 2018 Horizon Project HiEd Expert Panel was convened in September 2018 and will be conducting its research and discussion in this workspace. The NMC Horizon Report > 2018 Higher Education Edition will be released in March, 2018.

Members of the education community are encouraged to review the Panel of Expert's progress as the discussion unfolded and to use the wiki as a resource and reference tool. It is the record of the processes used, materials referenced, research methods, and decisions that are part of creating The NMC Horizon Report > 2018 Higher Education Edition. It is meant to provide a deep resource of materials that underpin the report.

Any interested party is encouraged to participate in the Horizon Project, as users of and contributors to the wiki, or by using the project's hashtag on Twitter: #NMChz."

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