2010 Horizon Report, K-12

The Horizon Project is a research-oriented effort that works to identify and describe emerging technologies that will likely have a significant impact on education. The technologies to watch in the “near-term horizon,” or entry into the mainstream for schools within the next twelve months, are cloud computing and collaborative environments. The “midterm horizon,” technologies identified as being in schools within two to three years, are game-based learning and mobiles. Finally, the “far term horizon,” technologies likely to be in schools within four to five years, are augmented reality and flexible displays. According to the Horizon Report, “All six of these technologies, taken together, will have a significant impact on learning-focused organizations within the next five years.”