NMC Horizon Report 2011

The New Media Consortium has released its 2011 Horizon Report, the eighth in the annual series of reports identifying emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, and creative expression in higher education. The report is produced jointly by the New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE. This year's report, officially released today, will be made available with a Creative Commons license with the hope of a broader distribution for the publication. The report is available in PDF and ePub formats.

The Horizon Report 2011 (PDF, ePub) identifies emerging technologies likely to enter the mainstream in learning-focused organizations within one to five years. Mobile computing and ebooks are singled out in this year's Time-to-Adoption: One Year of Less section. In the Two to Three Years section, game-based learning and augmented reality are cited.

The executive summary identifies key trends and critical challenges for colleges and universities. One of the trends the report noted last year and notes again in 2011 is that "the technologies we use are increasingly cloud-based, and our notions of IT support are decentralized," creating plenty of debate on campuses around privacy and control issues.

CCNMTL, as the membership organizations for Columbia, has a small number of printed copies of the Horizon Report 2011 which are available for browsing in the Faculty Support Lab in 204 Butler Library.