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NMC Horizon Report 2012 Released

The New Media Consortium has released its 2012 Horizon Report, the ninth annual report 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 simplest way to get the Horizon Report 2012 PDF is via iTunes. (The PDF is not yet available without an account on the NMC site.) The report maintains its format of identifying emerging technologies likely to enter the mainstream in learning-focused organizations within various timeframes: less than a year, two to three years, and four to five years.

This year’s NMC Horizon Report identifies mobile apps and tablet computing as technologies expected to enter mainstream use in the first horizon of one year or less. Game-based learning and learning analytics are seen in the second horizon of two to three years; gesture-based computing and the Internet of Things are seen emerging in the third horizon of four to five years.

CCNMTL, as the membership organization for Columbia, will have a small number of printed copies of the Horizon Report 2012 for browsing in the Faculty Support Lab in 204 Butler Library. Copies of earlier reports are also available.