Report profiles key emerging technologies for K-12

Report profiles key emerging technologies for K-12

The New Media Consortium (NMC) today released the 2010 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition, the second in an annual series of reports focused on emerging technology use in elementary and secondary education. The report identifies and describes six emerging technologies that will likely have a significant impact on K-12 education in the next one to five years. It was produced by the NMC in collaboration with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), with the support of HP.

The 2010 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition Toolkit is designed to extend the reach of the Report by serving as a roadmap for stakeholders responsible for implementing emerging technologies. Phase one of the Toolkit was made available to educators today, with phase two to be released in the coming months. Both versions will contain a PowerPoint presentation template on each of the six technologies and a Discussion Facilitator's Guide that provides guiding questions to stimulate group thinking about the Report and new technologies.

Emerging technologies detailed in the report include:

Time-to-Adoption: One Year or Less
Cloud Computing
Collaborative Environments

Time-to-Adoption: Two to Three Years
Game-Based Learning

Time-to-Adoption: Four to Five Years
Augmented Reality
Flexible Displays

The report also outlines key trends and challenges associated with adoption of these technologies. To download or read the full report, visit