About the 2015 NMC Technology Outlook > Higher Education in Ireland


The 2015 NMC Technology Outlook: Higher Education in Ireland is part of a longitudinal research study of emerging technologies in universities and colleges in Ireland that began in January 2015. The project is a collaborative effort between the NMC and NIDL at Dublin City University.
Under the banner of the Horizon Project, the NMC and its research partners have held an ongoing series of conversations and dialogs with its expert panels — a group that now numbers more than 1,000 technology professionals, campus technologists, faculty leaders from colleges and universities, museum professionals, teachers and other school professionals, and representatives of leading corporations from more than 30 countries. For 13 years, these conversations have been mined to provide the insights on emerging technology that are published annually in the NMC Horizon Report series.
The NMC Horizon Project is currently in its 13th year, dedicated to charting the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in education globally. In 2008, the NMC added to the three main NMC Horizon Reports a new series of regional and sector-based studies, called the NMC Technology Outlooks, with the dual goals of understanding how technology is being absorbed using a smaller lens, and also noting the contrasts between technology use in one area or field compared to another. To date, the NMC has conducted studies of technology uptake in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Latin America, Singapore, Norway, international schools in Asia, Europe, and several others. The flagship NMC Horizon Report, focused on higher education, is translated into multiple languages every year. Over all editions, the readership of the reports is estimated at over one million worldwide, with readers in over 150 countries.
This project, the 2015 NMC Technology Outlook: Higher Education in Ireland focuses specifically on the emerging technologies, key trends, and significant challenges impacting third-level education institutions across Ireland. The members of the Horizon.ireland panel were purposely chosen to represent a broad spectrum in higher education; key writers, thinkers, technologists, and futurists from education, business, and industry round out the group.
In this wiki, they will be engaging in a comprehensive review and analysis of research, articles, papers, blogs, and interviews; discussing existing applications, and brainstorming new ones; and ultimately ranking the items on the list of candidate technologies for their potential relevance to teaching, learning, or creative inquiry in third-level education institutions in Ireland. The results of this ranking will be published in a the 2015 NMC Technology Outlook: Higher Education in Ireland.
To share your educational technology projects with the NMC to potentially be featured in an upcoming NMC Horizon Report, the NMC Horizon Project Navigator database (http://navigator.nmc.org), or the NMC Horizon EdTech Weekly App (http://go.nmc.org/ios and http://go.nmc.org/androis), submit your project to http://go.nmc.org/projects.