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February 15, 2013

6 Emerging Technologies in Higher Ed

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By Tanya Roscorla, Center for Digital Ed

Over the next five years, six technologies will continue to gain traction in colleges and universities, according to the 2013 NMC Horizon Project released Monday, Feb. 4. About 50 experts spent time narrowing down a list of 80 potential technologies to these six: In a year or less, massively open online courses and tablets could become mainstream. In two to three years, games and gamification, and learning analytics could follow suit. And four to five years down the line, 3D printing and wearable technology could see widespread use. The most surprising technology on the list is 3D printing, which made an appearance in the first Horizon Report in 2004, said Larry Johnson, CEO of the New Media Consortium. The technology was too expensive back then, but as costs started coming down with the work of a company called MakerBot, it could have education applications soon.

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