Submit Your Projects for the 2013 Horizon.STEM Report!

The 2013 Horizon.STEM Advisory Board has just concluded their voting and the results are in! We now have the official list of 12 "Technologies to Watch" that will appear in the upcoming Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 2013-2018: An NMC Horizon Project Sector Analysis. This project is a collaborative effort between the NMC, Centro Superior para la Enseñanza Virtual (CSEV), Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

We are interested in learning about any kind of research, pilot programs, innovative projects, or faculty/teacher work happening at your educational institution or organization in any of the 12 areas listed below. Our goal is to help readers understand the potential impact of these technologies and their applications on teaching, learning, or research in STEM+ education across the globe.

Here are the 12 areas identified for this year's report. For more information, including an overview of each topic, visit the Horizon.STEM wiki, where all of the preliminary work was done by the advisory board.

Time-to-Adoption Horizon:  One Year or Less   
* Learning Analytics
* Mobile Learning
* Online Learning
* Virtual and Remote Laboratories

Time-to-Adoption Horizon:  Two to Three Years   
* 3D Printing
* Games and Gamification
* Immersive Learning Environments
* Wearable Technology (with an emphasis on Google Glass)

Time-to-Adoption Horizon:  Four to Five Years
* Flexible Displays    
* The Internet of Things
* Machine Learning
* Virtual Assistants

The Time-to-Adoption Horizon indicates how long the advisory board collectively feels it will be until a significant number of educational institutions are providing or using each of these technologies or approaches broadly in STEM+ areas. Of course, a number of innovative faculty and institutions are already working in some of these areas, and those are the very efforts we want to highlight. Of special interest are any activities that have a significant web presence so that a URL might be included in the report.

How to Participate
If you know of examples we could include, please use the brief web form at go.nmc.org/projects to tell us about them. We ask for a title, a URL, and a one- or two-sentence description; you also will need to select which of the 12 topics your example falls under. The process takes about two minutes.

We hope to have your examples by Tuesday, October 1, but no matter what, we'd love to hear about what you are doing! All we really need is a sentence of description and a URL -- we'll do the rest.

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