K-12 Horizon Report Released
7/23/2013 By: Nancy Caramanico
The K-12 2013 Horizon Report, released in June,
gives us a glimpse into the classrooms of the
near future. The Horizon Report highlights K-12
emerging technologies that will affect teaching,
research, learning, and creative inquiry in
higher education. A timeline details when these
technologies are predicted to have the most
impact in those areas. Some highlights from the
• Time to adoption: 1 year or less: cloud
computing and mobile learning.
• Time to adoption: 2-3 years: learning analytics
and open content.
• Time to adoption: 4-5 years: 3D printing and
By taking the time to look at the report, school
leaders will note how quickly these changes are entering our world and our daily lives.
Keeping eyes tuned to the “horizon” will be an essential part of a transformation in tune
with what is to come.