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Monday, April 20, 2015

It's Here! The NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Museum Edition

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.

The NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Museum Edition is available online, free of charge, and is released under a Creative Commons license to facilitate its widespread use, easy duplication, and broad distribution.

About the New Media Consortium

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 our hundreds of member universities, colleges, museums, and organizations drive innovation across their campuses. For more information, visit

About Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC)

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

Source: The New Media Consortium