May 20, 2022

New Online: Preview Edition of NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition

From the NMC Web Site:

The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program, and is slated to be released in February 2013.


The 2013 Horizon Project Higher Education Advisory Board initially voted on the top 12 emerging technologies — the result of which is documented in this a interim report: the NMC Horizon Project Short List > 2013 Higher Education Edition. This Short List then helped the advisory board narrow down the 12 technologies to six for the full publication. Those results are available in the official Preview. View the work that produced these findings at

NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition
Top Emerging Technologies

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less

  • Massively Open Online Courses
  • Tablet Computing

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years

  • Big Data and Learning Analytics
  • Game-Based Learning

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years

  • 3D Printing
  • Wearable Technology

Direct to Full Text of Preview (9 pages; PDF)

Direct to Short List (PDF)

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