- New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative released the annual NMC Horizon Report, listing MOOCs, tablet computing, wearable gadgets, gamification, learning analytics and 3D printing among the six technologies that will impact higher education in the next five years.
- The six technologies listed in the report are further broken down into time-based categories, i.e. near term (MOOCs and tablet computing), mid-term (learning analytics and gamification) and longer term (3D printing and wearable tech).
- The report also identifies six critical challenges facing education, topped by the virtual lack of technology training for faculty members.
From the article:
For the NMC Horizon Report: 2013 Higher Education Edition, researchers and analysts identified six technologies that have the potential to improve student success rates, make mobile learning a reality, break down educational barriers, enable new approaches to teaching and learning, bring desktop manufacturing to the mainstream, and allow us to interact in new ways with the world around us. ...