January 24, 2022

Emerging Technologies in Education: The NMC Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition Is Now Available

From a New Media Consortium Blog Post:

The NMC Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition  (40 pages; PDF) is now available (free) from the New Media Consortium.

From the Executive Summary:

The NMC Horizon Report series is the most visible outcome of the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research effort established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research, or creative expression within education around the globe. This volume, The NMC Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative expression within the environment of pre-college education.


The NMC Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition is the third in the K-12 series of reports and is produced by the NMC in collaboration with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), with the generous support of HP’s Office of Global Social Innovation.


Each edition of The NMC Horizon Report introduces six emerging technologies or practices that are likely to enter mainstream use in the educational community within three adoption horizons over the next one to five years. Each report also presents critical trends and challenges that will affect teaching and learning over the same time frame.

The Six Emerging Technologies Discussed in the 2011 Report Are:

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less

  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years

  • Game-Based Learning
  •  Open Content

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years

  • Learning Analytics
  • Personal Learning Environments

Direct to Complete 2011 Horizon Report K-12 Edition

Also Available

The 2011 Horizon Report That Looks at Emerging Tech in Higher Ed. Was Released in February.
The Report is Available in Two Formats

All Other Horizon Reports Are Linked in a Box on the Right Side of This Page

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