Earlier this week the 2013 NMC K-12 Horizon Report was released. This is the fifth edition of this report, which predicts emerging global technology trends and their impact on teaching, learning and creative inquiry.
The report details each horizon and technology and gives examples of how teachers and educators are already adopting these in their classrooms.
The length of time before each of these technologies is predicted to become mainstream is:
Near-term (less than 12 months)
- cloud computing
- mobile learning
Mid-term (2-3 years)
- learning analytics
- open content
Far-term (4-5 years)
- 3-D printing
- virtual and remote laboratories