Today, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) released the final 2013 Horizon Report, a technology outlook that describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in education.
The report examines six technologies along three "adoption horizons that indicate likely timeframes", including:
- Cloud Computing
- Mobile Learning
- Learning Analytics
- Open Content
- 3D Printing
- Virtual and Remote Libraries
Some of the interesting takeaways:
- Cloud Computing has remained a near-term horizon trend (IE: Strategies to be implemented within the next 12 months) for the last two years, significantly underscoring the impact and adoption within education.
- School CIOs see the cloud as a solution to reduce IT overhead costs.
- According to 2013 State of the Cloud Report, 42% of K-12 schools and organizations surveyed are currently implementing some form of cloud computing solution; the top uses are for storage, conferencing and collaboration, and for office suite management.
- K-12 schools expect to save 20% of the IT budget in the coming year by using cloud services and the costs will consume 35% of the entire IT budget.
To view the complete report, please visit the CoSN website or download a free copy by clicking here.