The NMC Announces New Horizon Report Series of Regional Analyses
Under the umbrella of the NMC Horizon Report, The NMC has launched the Technology Outlook, a new series of regional analyses aimed specifically at understanding both local and global differences in technology uptake, as well as the current and future state of education in different parts of the world. These publications are a product of collaborations between the NMC and innovative organizations across the world that seek to leverage the well-known medium of the NMC Horizon Report to bring important research, trends, and challenges in their regions to light. The Technology Outlook series furthers the NMC's goal of driving innovation in every part of the world.
The first report in this new series, Technology Outlook: UK Tertiary Education 2011-2016 is being released today at the annual Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C 2011) in Leeds, England. Co-sponsored by the JISC Innovation Support Centres (CETIS and UKOLN), this Technology Outlook explores the impact of emerging technologies on teaching, learning, research, and information management in UK tertiary education over the next five years, as identified by the Horizon.JISC advisory board. That group of experts is comprised of an international body of knowledgeable individuals, all highly regarded in their fields representing a range of diverse perspectives across the learning sector. The work that produced the report can be viewed at http://jisc.wiki.nmc.org.
The NMC plans to continue the series with Technology Outlooks for Singapore and the surrounding region, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa in 2012. In the long term, additional reports are also planned for Latin America, Central Europe, and India.