February 3rd is the official date of release for the newest Horizon Report. A preview of the new 2014 Horizon Report is already available at http://www.nmc.org/publications/2014-horizon-report-higher-ed or by accessing Download the Preview PDF.

This is the eleventh edition that has been produced through the collaborative efforts of the New Media Consortiu,m and Educause. This particular report is targeted towards higher education. However, the wiki for the Horizon Report 2014 for K-12 is well underway. The process of selecting the six emerging technologies that will impact the teaching and learning within three time spans or horizons is explained on the wiki.

Who are New Media Consortium and Educause?

Educause is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology”. (http://www.educause.edu/) It provides a wealth of services and research. For example, the results of entering”collaborative learning” in its searchable database results can be viewed here and have relevance to collaborative learning in IB schools.

New Media Consortium: Introduction and video


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What are the six emerging technologies that will impact teaching and learning in the next five years in teaching and learning in higher education? What will be the six emerging technologies in the 2014 K-12 report?

The on-going research on the NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education 2014 Wiki has a wealth of excellent resources relating to future teaching and learning (guaranteed hours of stimulating browsing):

Considerations for the K-12 Horizon Report from the wiki:

Watch out for the release of the final Horizon Report for Higher Education 2014 on February 3rd and for upcoming release of the K-12 Report and consider the long and short range impacts in the classroom.