2016 Higher Education Horizon Report

A perennial favorite, the 2016 New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon report for Higher Education is out! In it, they talk about “six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology” and “their likely impact on the core missions of universities and colleges.” Interestingly we are seeing many of these trends affecting academic libraries in the CMLE region. A new library at SCTCC and new work on a Learning Commons at CSB/SJU reflect a focus on “redesigning learning spaces” and “rethinking how institutions currently work.” Check out the table of contents below to get a quick snapshot or check out the whole report now.

Key Trends Accelerating Technology Adoption in Higher Education:

  • Advancing Cultures of Innovation
  • Rethinking How Institutions Work
  • Redesigning Learning Spaces
  • Shift to Deeper Learning Approaches
  • Growing Focus on Measuring Learning
  • Increasing Use of Blended Learning Designs
  • Blending Formal and Informal Learning
  • Improving Digital Literacy
  • Competing Models of Education
  • Personalizing Learning
  • Balancing Our Connected and Unconnected Lives
  • Keeping Education Relevant
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
  • Learning Analytics and Adaptive Learning
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Makerspaces
  • Affective Computing
  • Robotics

Read the whole report now.