The awesome New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Report 2017 out now!


The NMC Horizons Report is perhaps the premier global report about what is coming next for us as educators. The preview has an overview thought piece ‘Rethinking the Roles of Educators’ as well as identifying key technology trends:

Short term: Blended Learning Designs; Collaborative approaches

Medium term: Focus on measuring learning; Redesigning learning spaces

Long term: Advanced Cultures of Innovation; Deeper learning approaches

It also flags up two ‘Wicked Challenges

Managing Knowledge Obsolescence and rethinking the ‘Role of the Educator’

and most usefully has a series of time-to-adoption horizon for different technologies

The short 11 page overview

The full report:

NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition


Interested in finding out more?

  • Ask for a bespoke team/ department/ faculty briefing from CEL (contact Gail Thomas, Debbie Holley)
  • Come along to policy workshops run by Jane Forster and Debbie Holley on the UK framing of many of these challenges in the TEF and REF (details on the CEL blog and OD website)
  • Attend all or some the CPD technology sessions 8 half days 4 face-to-face; 4 online contact David Biggins  – or sessions of Assessment and Feedback contact Anne Quinney, Workbased Learning contact Carly Lamont

PG DIP CPD units begin next week

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