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New Media Consortium Horizon Report: 2015 Museum Edition


What is on the five-year horizon for museums? Which trends and important developments in technology will drive changes to museum education and interpretation? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to overcome, and how can we strategize effective solutions? These questions and similar inquiries regarding technology adoption and educational change steered the collaborative research and discussions of a body of 54 experts to produce the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Museum Edition, in partnership with the Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC). The NMC Horizon Report series charts the five-year horizon for the impact of developments in technology on education and interpretation in museums across the globe. With more than 13 years of research and publications, it can be regarded as the world’s longest-running exploration of emerging technology trends and uptake in education.