May 21, 2022

EDUCAUSE Releases 2019 Horizon Report: Higher Education Edition


EDUCAUSE is proud to continue the tradition of excellence begun by the New Media Consortium’s (NMC) work on the Horizon Report. The report serves as a reference and technology planning guide for educators, higher education leaders, administrators, policy makers, and technologists.

This year’s Horizon Report has been updated with new features and improvements including Fail or Scale essays revisiting past forecasts to see where we are now, companion data points providing connections to other data that support the expert panel determinations for 2019, and new quotes from expert panel members highlighting their insights and engagement on the issues. Updated topic summaries throughout the report provide a fresh overview of new and old trends.

The 2019 Horizon panel was the largest panel to date, with 98 global experts. Participation rates of those actively joining in conversation throughout the four stages of the process were noticeably higher than in previous years and provided a rich dialogue around the trends, challenges, and developments noted by the panel this year.

This report profiles six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology as ranked by an expert panel of leaders from across the higher education landscape.

Key Trends

Significant Challenges

Developments in Educational Technology


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44 pages; PDF.

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Previous Editions of the Horizon Report

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.