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The Horizon Reports

Written by Erin Wilkey Oh
July 06, 2012

The Horizon Reports are a project of the New Media Consortium (NMC). Published annually since 2002, each edition of The Horizon Report introduces six emerging technologies or practices that members believe are likely to enter mainstream use, particularly in higher education settings, within the five years following each report.

The reports describe the identified technologies and cover key trends and challenges that will affect current practice over the same time frame. Each report offers examples and readings that suggest practical models as well as examples of innovative work going on among learning-focused institutions.

In 2008, the Horizon Reports expanded to include K-12 settings and museums, and in 2011, the reports broadened once again to include an international perspective with its special edition Technology Outlooks

The reports are created by a multinational, interdisciplinary advisory board of 40-50 individuals who are technology experts within and outside of higher education. Each report is licensed under Creative Commons attribution-only license, and can be freely distributed. To access all Horizon Reports and supplementary materials, create a free account at the New Media Consortium website.

Horizon Report Navigator, App, and iTunes U
In addition the annual reports (most of which are included in this resource), the New Media Consortium now has the Horizon Report Navigator, a social media platform that allows users to find and discuss the Horizon Report’s vast catalog of articles, research, and projects related to emerging technology.

For quick access on your mobile device, there is the NMC Horizon EdTech Weekly app. The NMC also has an extensive collection of resources at iTunes U.  

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