Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education 2012-2017

The New Media Consortium and Griffith University has just released The Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education 2012-2017.  This Horizon report, a first for the Australian higher education sector,  forecasts those emerging technologies which will become mainstream within one year or less,  two to three years,  and four to five years.

One Year or Less:

  • cloud computing
  • learning analystics
  • mobile apps
  • tablet computing

Two to Three Years

  • digital identify
  • game-based learning
  • open content
  • personal learning environments

Four to Five Years

  • digital preservation
  • massively open online courses
  • natural user interfaces
  • telepresence

Download and read the report at  The rationale and trends are outlined, and one page is devoted to each of the technologies, giving examples of use in the institutions, as well as further reading.

At the website, you will also see a link to download the K-12 Horizon report.