MOOCs, tablet computing among top tech trends in 2013 Horizon Report

February 6, 2013

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and tablet computers top the list of emerging PSE technologies in this year's Horizon Report, prepared by the US-based New Media Consortium. The report describes 6 technologies that are expected to influence teaching and learning during the next 5 years. The technologies are grouped into 3 tiers of varying time horizons: near term, midterm, and far term. Both MOOCs and tablet computing are expected to enter mainstream use within the next year, according to the report. Learning analytics and the ideas of "game and gamification" are listed in the second tier, of 2 to 3 years. 3-D printing and wearable technology are listed in the third tier, of 4 to 5 years. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free access) | Report