The New Media Consortium (NMC) is an international, not-for-profit consortium of learning-focused organizations dedicatedto the exploration and use of new media and new technologies. Each year since 2004 they have published a freely available document called the Horizon Report. These reports are concerned with newly emerging technologies and their uses within higher education. They are split “time-to-adoption” periods of one year or less, two to three years and four to five years. The report focuses on a couple of significant technologies for each period and provides an overview, relevance to learning and teaching, examples, and additional reading.
Technologies can quickly leapfrog from a five year adoption to less than a year between consecutive reports, such is the speed of technology adoption.
The Horizon Report acts as a useful window through which to see what technology might he in use soon, or what technologies to put your efforts into developing resources for or with.
Site Link: Horizon Report
Report pdf Document Links:
2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004