Horizon Report Wiki

Horizon Reports

Welcome to the workspace for the main report of the Horizon Project . This wiki is a place for the members of the Horizon Project Advisory Board to manage the selection process for the topics included in the 2011 Horizon Report, which is published by the New Media Consortium (NMC) The current report was released officially February 14, 2011 at the EDUCAUSE ELI Annual Meeting. (more...)

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Call For Examples - seeking your examples for inclusion in the 2011 Report

STATUS: The call was open through December 6, 2011 for examples to be included in the 2011 Horizon Report; we continue to seek exemplary projects to be added to Horizon Project Navigator.

The Final Rankings - final list of topics for the 2011 Report

STATUS: The Advisory Board has completed the final rankings and the final topics for the report are listed below. The 2011 Preview, which describes the six topics in more detail, is also available for download.

  • The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the Internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as educators in sense-making, coaching, and credentialing.
  • People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want to.
  • The world of work is increasingly collaborative, giving rise to reflection about the way student projects are structured.
  • The technologies we use are increasingly cloud-based, and our notions of IT support are decentralized.
  • Digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession.
  • Appropriate metrics of evaluation lag the emergence of new scholarly forms of authoring, publishing, and researching.
  • Economic pressures and new models of education are presenting unprecedented competition to traditional models of the university.
  • Keeping pace with the rapid proliferation of information, software tools, and devices is challenging for students and teachers alike.

The Short List -- the 12 semi-finalist topics after the first round of voting

STATUS : The Advisory Board has completed ranking the responses to the five research questions and NMC staff prepared the 2011 Short List, a draft version of the report that was be used as input to the final rankings. Follow the links below to the descriptive pages for the twelve semi-finalist topics.

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years



Horizon Report Sandbox -- where we are doing our work

STATUS : The Advisory Board has completed their responses to the research questions listed below and also has completed the first round of voting. You can see the results of the first round here.

Press Clippings & Reports -- technology news and reports to inform our work

STATUS: The Advisory Board used these resources as part of their background research; they will tag those they consider especially important references with their initials

Additional Resources -- new information that may be germane to our decisions

STATUS: The Advisory Board is continually reviewing the reports and articles in this section, adding new ones, and adding commentary.

The 2011 Horizon Project Advisory Board – guiding our discovery and selection process