This report was produced to explore emerging technologies and forecast their potential impact expressly in a STEM+ context.
The research underpinning the report makes use of the NMC’s Delphi-based process for bringing groups of experts to a consensus viewpoint, in this case around the impact of emerging technologies on teaching, learning, or research in STEM+ education over the next five years.
The same process underlies the well-known NMC Horizon Report series, which is the most visible product of an on-going research effort begun a decade ago to systematically identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on education around the globe. The Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 2012-2017 was produced to explore emerging technologies and forecast their potential impact expressly in a STEM+ context.
In the effort that ran from July through September 2012, the carefully selected group of 46 experts who contributed to this report considered hundreds of relevant articles, news, blog posts, research, and project examples as part of the preparation that ultimately pinpointed the most notable emerging technology topics, trends, and challenges for STEM+ education over the next five years.