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Thursday, May 05, 2016

NMC Launches App for the 2016 NMC Horizon Report

"New app, produced by Mirum Learning and powered by Adobe, brings to life the publication's key analysis of the technology landscape for higher education leaders." inform New Media Consortium (NMC).

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As one of the first initiatives of their strategic partnership, the NMC and Mirum Learning have released a mobile app to better inform university and college professionals of the developments poised to disrupt the field. The app, now freely available for iPad and Android tablets in the iTunes and Google app stores, is an interactive version of the NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition, a publication that has garnered a quarter of a million downloads in nearly 200 countries since its launch in February. Now in its 15th year, the NMC Horizon Project is the longest-standing study into emerging technology uptake in education.

Developed by Mirum Learning leveraging the Adobe AEM Mobile platform, the app's design is intended to make the report more digestible and mobile, allowing users to drill down on specific content that is of interest to them -- wherever they are. Videos, visualizations, and links are embedded throughout the report app to encourage readers to dive deeper into each trend, challenge, and development in technology, learning more about pressing subjects like the personalization of learning and robotics. The app provides a rich, interactive content experience, both online and offline, along with advanced features such as native search and social sharing.
This announcement comes on the heels of the publication of a special NMC strategic brief, in partnership with Adobe, which explored the benefits of a new generation of learning materials — course apps. The NMC believes the field of digital learning resources is ripe for innovation, and the 2016 NMC Horizon Report app is an example of what educational materials could look like for all university and college courses, combining mobility, interactivity, engaging design, and integrated analytics.

The app is being initially launched for tablets, and the NMC and Mirum plan to release a version for smartphones later this month. The goal is to produce apps for every major edition from the NMC Horizon Report series to amplify the impact of the NMC’s research across academia.
About the New Media Consortium (NMC)
Founded in 1993, the NMC is an international community of experts in educational technology -- from the practitioners who work with new technologies on campuses every day; to the visionaries who are shaping the future of learning at think tanks, labs, and research centers; to its staff and board of directors; to the expert panels and others helping the NMC conduct cutting edge research. The role of the NMC is to help hundreds of member universities, colleges, museums, and organizations drive innovation across their campuses. This is accomplished by the NMC performing research that catalyzes discussion, convening people around new ideas, and building communities that encourage exploration and experimentation. To learn more, visit
About Mirum Learning
A global vertical of Mirum, Mirum Learning is focused on transforming eLearning experiences for higher education as well as for corporate and government training.  Mirum Learning designs, builds, delivers and measures interactive eLearning content that works on all major mobile and web devices both online and offline. Mirum Learning brings together world-class creative design services, world-class learning architecture services, and world-class Adobe technology to create a next-generation eLearning solution that integrates with an existing LMS. Mirum Learning transforms flat, static content into visually rich, interactive eLearning experiences that students will love and that drive quantifiable increases in cognitive gain, satisfaction, retention and ROI for the organization.  For more information, visit
Source: New Media Consortium (NMC).

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