NMC Horizon Reports 2015 – Higher Education

NMC Horizon Reports are published every year about global issues, trends, and initiatives in education. I read the 2015 Higher Education paper: here’s a very broad summary of the findings.

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  • Blending Formal and Informal Learning
  • Improving Digital Literacy


  • Personalized Learning
  • Teaching Complex Thinking


  • Competing Models of Education
  • Rewards for Teaching


Short-term (1-2 yrs)

  • Increasing Use of Blended Learning
  • Redesigning Learning Spaces

Mid-term (3-4 yrs)

  • Growing Focus on Measuring Learning
  • Proliferation of Open Education Resources

Long-term (5+ yrs)

  • Advancing Cultures of Change and Innovation
  • Increasing Cross-Institution Collaboration


Short-term (1-2 yrs)

  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
  • Flipped Classroom

Mid-term (3-4 yrs)

  • Makerspaces
  • Wearable Technologies

Long-term (5+ yrs)

  • Adaptive Learning Technologies
  • The Internet of Things