Contextualising Horizon: Connecting community to envision Australasia’s future educational technologies and practices




higher education, educational technology, Australasia, Horizon Report, trends, digital technologies, technology-enhanced learning


Over its 18-year history, the Horizon Report, originating in the United States, has become an important tool for administrators, academics and practitioners in envisioning future technologies likely to impact higher education and in determining institutional strategy. ASCILITE’s Contextualising Horizon project aims to complement the Horizon Report and provide an Australasian regional lens to trends in educational technologies and practices. Beginning in 2021, Contextualising Horizon is a project aimed to connect members of the ASCILITE community and affiliates to engage in environmental scanning and evidencing the current state of play in higher education and the educational technologies and practices likely to be of importance in the 12-18 months following the process. This paper highlights the process of Contextualising Horizon, key findings, and plans for future iterations of the project.

Author Biographies

David Bruce Porter, Independent Consultant

Dr David Bruce Porter is an independent instructional designer and technology-enhanced learning consultant. He was previously Manager: Educational Technology, Faculty of Science, Medicine & Health  /  Learning Designer Developer at the University of Wollongong.

Danielle Logan-Fleming, Griffith University

Danielle Logan-Fleming, SFHEA is a Learning and Teaching Consultant at the Griffith University Business School.

Chris Campbell, Charles Sturt University

Associate Professor Chris Campbell is the Sub Dean (Learning Technology) and Science and Health Faculty Business Partner at Charles Sturt University.

Hazel Jones, Griffith University

Dr Hazel Jones, SFHEA is a Learning and Teaching Consultant (Curriculum) at the University of Griffith Business School.