About the 2012 Horizon Report

Horizon Reports

The Horizon Project, as the centerpiece of NMC's Emerging Technologies Initiative, charts the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning and creative inquiry and produces the NMC’s series of //Horizon Reports//. Since the launch of the Horizon Project in March 2002, the NMC has held an ongoing series of conversations and dialogs with hundreds of technology professionals, campus technologists, faculty leaders from colleges and universities, and representatives of leading corporations.

Each year, an Advisory Board considers the results of these dialogs and also looks at a wide range of articles, published and unpublished research, papers, and websites to generate a list of technologies, trends, challenges, and issues that knowledgeable people in technology industries, higher education, and museums are thinking about.

This project continues in 2011-12 again with cooperation from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. The 2012 Horizon Report Advisory Board was convened in October 2011 and will be conducting its research and discussion in this wikispace. The NMC Horizon Report: 2012 Higher Education Edition will be released in February, 2012.

Members of the education community are encouraged to follow the Advisory Board's progress as the discussion unfolds and to use the wiki as a resource and reference tool. It is the record of the processes used, materials referenced, research methods, and decisions that were part of creating the 2012 Horizon Report. It is meant to provide a deep resource of materials that will underpin the Report.

Any interested party is encouraged to participate in the Horizon Project, as users of and contributors to the wiki, or by tagging resources in delicious.com, using the Project's tag hz12.