2015 Horizon Report now available

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What are the key trends, challenges and important developments in educational technology, as seen through the lens of a worldwide “panel of experts”, including our own Vivian?  Check out the just released NMC Horizon Report 2015, available on the CTET site.  If you don’t have time to read the report, watch the 6 minute video.

Key trends identified in this report speak directly to what we experience at Royal Roads University – the issues and opportunities of blended learning delivery, combined with the paradoxes and challenges of advancing a culture of innovation within new models of educational delivery.

Vivian Forssman, Director Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET), was one of just two Canadians invited to the international expert panel to develop the NMC Horizon Report 2015. In Fall 2014, she worked for several weeks in a wiki environment with fellow experts to debate and rank the trends, challenges, and important developments in educational technology. Using a valuable process of sharing knowledge and refining priorities, the final well-informed document was collaboratively created by 56 people across 24 time zones.  All educational technology discussions were considered in the context of policy, leadership and practice.

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The wiki process used to create the NMC Horizon Report 2015 could be replicated for our own organizational learning and for meaningful learning activities with RRU students. Drop into STUDIO with either your administrative team or your students to explore how a wiki can be used to create a report or develop new knowledge.

The Horizon Report is produced annually by the New Media Consortium (NMC) in collaboration with the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), and aims to help universities, governing boards, and education leaders to strategically approach the further evolution of teaching, learning, and creative inquiry.