Every year when the NMC Horizon Report comes out, I wonder how the predictions compare to previous years. It's not so much that they're always wrong. (Predictions about the future almost always are.) It's that without a nod to the history of those predictions, it's hard to see the report as much more than an embrace of the narrative that "everything changes; new procurement is inevitable."
This project was first conceived to liberate the Horizon Report data from PDFs (the future still seems to involve PDFs, dammit) and make the information machine-readable and visualize-able.
- Links to previous years' reports
- Historical data from the Higher Education Horizon Report
- Historical data from the K-12 Horizon Report
For analysis about the Horizon Report, as well as updates to this project, visit this site's blog.
In the meantime, admire this nice chart I made of the history of the Horizon Report's predictions about the future of technology in higher education:
Image credits: Bryan Mathers