About the 2017 NMC Technology Outlook > Nordic Schools


The 2017 NMC Technology Outlook for Nordic Schools is part of a longitudinal research study of emerging technologies that began in March 2002. Since that time, under the banner of the NMC Horizon Project, the NMC and its research partners have held an ongoing series of conversations and dialogs with its advisory boards — a group that now numbers nearly 2,000 technology professionals, technologists, faculty leaders from colleges and universities, library and museum professionals, teachers and other school professionals, and representatives of leading corporations from more than 60 countries. For more than a decade, these conversations have been mined to provide the insights on emerging technology that are published annually in the NMC Horizon Report series.

The 2017 NMC Technology Outlook for Nordic Schools is a collaboration between the NMC and Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education (NCICTE).

The NMC Horizon Project is currently in its 15th year, dedicated to charting the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in education globally. 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 four million worldwide, with readers in nearly 200 countries. 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 compared to another. To date, the NMC has conducted studies of technology uptake in Norway, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China, Ireland, Brazil, the UK, and Iberoamerica.

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 Nordic primary and secondary education. The results of this ranking will be published in the 2017 NMC Technology Outlook for Nordic Schools.

Any interested party is encouraged to participate in the Horizon Project, as users of and contributors to the wiki, or by using the project's hashtag on Twitter: #NMChz.