The K-12 Horizon Report is a collaborative research effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC), the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN), and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). This edition of the Horizon Report series discusses the top emerging technologies, trends, and challenges that the advisory board believes will have a major impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in precollege education over the next five years.
This year’s NMC Horizon Report identifies mobile devices, apps, and tablet computing as technologies expected to enter mainstream use in the first horizon of one year or less. Game-based learning and personal learning environments are seen in the second horizon of two to three years, and augmented reality and natural user interfaces emerged in the third horizon of four to five years. The research and analysis contained in the report can help inform K-12 educators’ technology strategies over the next five years.