The Horizon Report – a Must Read and Resource for Emerging Use of Technology in Education (NMC)


I just had a great conversation with Larry Johnson,  Chief Executive Officer of the The New Media Consortium in Austin, Texas. Below his ‘elevator speech’ for higher education leaders….  I encourage all of you to browse the links and reports and contact Larry should you want to contribute to this exciting and important issue concerning higher education learning.

“The NMC’s Horizon Project may very well be producing the single most important body of research into emerging technology within the world of education. With over one million downloads of its 26 editions and 35 translations in the past ten years, the NMC Horizon Report series provides the higher education, K-12, and museum communities across the globe a key strategic technology planning tool that is continuously refreshed and updated.  The NMC and the Horizon Project are best known for its flagship Horizon Reports that focus on higher education and K12 globally, but the research into the uptake of technology goes far beyond what is published in those key publications.  The NMC does extensive work regionally around the world as well, working with ministries of education and other key groups to produce specialized reports for Latin America, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, and is currently working on projects in Singapore amd Brazil, and planning projects for both India and Africa.  The Horizon research is truly global in scope and reach.  

 In 2012, the NMC is working on a new globally focused report aimed at understanding where key technology trends in STEM-based higher education are heading.  That report will be released in early fall 2012.

 Links to all the Reports: http://www.nmc.org/horizon-project/horizon-reports

 Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyQK2ZucXJI&feature=player_embedded

 iTunes U Collections http://itunes.apple.com/us/institution/the-new-media-consortium/id430511739?uo=4

 Iberoamerican HR wiki (Spanish): http://ibero.wiki.nmc.org/

 Higher Ed wiki: http://horizon.wiki.nmc.org/

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