We’re pleased to present a new strategic brief, commissioned by our partner HP — now available for free download in our publications library. The report Measuring Learning > An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief was developed for educators, policymakers, and economists.

A new vision of assessment is emerging around the concept of national learning “data ecosystems” that push information up from individual learning activities, classrooms, and schools, and merge it at key points with local and national economic, social, and technical data. The goal of this special report is to understand the promise that vision holds, to examine the challenges that must be solved and the systemic gaps that must be bridged, and to offer a set of guidelines and practical, nationally focused recommendations to senior educational leaders and policymakers.

The recommendations in this brief include building national policy frameworks that identify areas in which legislation, policy, or regulations are needed — and ensure they align with key national goals and priorities. Ultimately, the most important recommendation is for school policymakers and leaders to begin to think about education and the potential of technology-enhanced learning from a systemic level.

NMC Strategic Briefs provide analyses and summaries of timely educational technology topics, trends, challenges, and developments.

> Download Measuring Learning > An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief (PDF)

About The Author

Samantha Adams Becker, Senior Director of Communications for the NMC, is the Director of the NMC Horizon Project and lead writer and researcher for the NMC Horizon Report series, which analyzes emerging technology uptake in various education sectors across the globe. She has an expertise in digital communications, with a special interest in e-publishing, social media, and online learning. In 2013, she taught the first online course ever to exclusively take place in Facebook, which was geared towards training education professionals to integrate social media into their teaching practices. Previous to the NMC, Samantha facilitated the digitization of books and periodicals for several of the world’s largest publishers and was the managing editor of a lifestyle magazine.