NMC Horizon Report Europe > 2014

Here’s an interesting report covering the trends and challenges around the adoption of edtech in European schools.  The report was developed by the New Media Consortium in collaboration with the European Commission.

Trends driving Ed Tech adoption in European schools over the next one to two years

Two Year Horizon

> Growing Ubiquity of Social Media 10

> Rethinking the Role of Teachers 12

Three to five years Horizon

> Increasing Focus on Open Educational Resources

> Increasing Use of Hybrid Learning Designs 16 Long-Range Trends: Driving Ed Tech adoption in European schools in five or more years

> Evolution of Online Learning

> Rise of Data-Driven Learning and Assessment

Challenges Impeding Educational Technology Adoption in European Schools

 Solvable Challenges: Those that we understand and know how to solve

> Integrating ICT in Teacher Education

> Students’ Low Digital Competence 26 Difficult Challenges: Those that we understand but for which solutions are elusive

> Blending of Formal and Non-Formal Learning 28

> Creating Authentic Learning Opportunities 30

Wicked Challenges: Those that are complex to even define, much less address

> Complex Thinking and Communication

> Students as Co-Designers of Learning


Important Developments in Educational Technology for European Schools  

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less

> Cloud Computing

> Tablet Computing

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years

> Games and Gamification

> Mobile Learning

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years

> Personalised Learning

> Virtual and Remote Laboratories


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