The expert panel has completed voting and the topics for the NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition have been selected — below. The report is a collaboration between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program, set to be released in February 2017 at the ELI Annual Meeting. We’re now looking for any projects, programs, policies, or leadership initiatives that fit any of the below chosen areas, to be submitted here. View definitions and discussions of all of the final topics on the 2017 Horizon Project wiki.

I. Key Trends Accelerating Higher Education Technology Adoption

Long-Term: Driving technology adoption in Higher Education for five or more years

• Advancing Cultures of Innovation
• Deeper Learning Approaches

Mid-Term: Driving technology adoption in Higher Education for the next three to five years

• Growing Focus on Measuring Learning
• Redesigning Learning Spaces

Short-Term: Driving technology adoption in Higher Education for the next one to two years

• Blended Learning Designs
• Collaborative Learning Approaches

II. Significant Challenges Impeding Higher Education Technology Adoption

Solvable Challenges: Those which we both understand and know how to solve 

• Blending Formal and Informal Learning
•Improving Digital Literacy

Difficult Challenges: Those we understand but for which solutions are elusive

• Achievement Gap
• Advancing Digital Equity

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

• Managing Knowledge Obsolescence
• Rethinking the Roles of Educators

III. Important Developments in Technology for Higher Education

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less

• Adaptive Learning Technologies
• Mobile Learning

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years

• Internet of Things
• Next-Generation LMS

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years

• Artificial Intelligence
• Natural User Interfaces

We’d love to hear from you personally, but feel free to also poll your own networks — we’re trying to cast a wide net as we look for great examples of people using or experimenting with these technologies in practice.

We are interested in learning about any kind of research, pilot programs, innovative projects, or faculty work happening at your institution in any of the areas listed above. Our goal is to help readers understand the potential impact of these areas and their applications on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry, as well as policy and leadership. Of course, a number of innovative faculty and campuses 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 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 topics your example falls under. The process takes about two minutes.

We hope to have your examples by Friday, December 9, 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.