Today the NMC and Balboa Park
Online Collaborative (BPOC) are jointly releasing the NMC Horizon Report > 2015
Museum Edition at the
2015 Smith Leadership Symposium at Balboa Park in San Diego.
View the expert panel work that helped produce the report on the official wiki.
|Download the Report (PDF)|
The fifth museum edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry across various education sectors. There is also be a special edition published to commemorate BPOC's Centennial.
Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in technology are identified across three adoption horizons over the next five years, giving museum leaders and staff a valuable guide for strategic technology planning. The format of the report provides in-depth insight into how trends and challenges are accelerating and impeding the adoption of educational and interpretive technology, along with their implications for policy, leadership, and practice.
Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park in San Diego, California. In addition to open space areas, gardens, and trail paths, it contains museums, theaters, recreational facilities, restaurants, and a zoo. Placed in reserve in 1835, the park's site is one of the oldest in the United States dedicated to public recreational use. The Park welcomes more than 12 million visitors per year. Founded in 2008, the Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC) leverages the economy of scale in partnering with museums, art, science, and cultural organizations to make cost-effective, sustainable, and strategic technology decisions with a range of technical and support services, digital production and collection management, website and in-gallery development, online marketing, and digital strategy. To learn more about the BPOC, visit www.bpoc.org.