I’ve written before about the Horizon Reports. Those currently available are, as always, rich sources for considering what the near future (0-5 years) seems to hold for educators. You’ll need to create a free account to download them.
For higher education, there are three documents. I’d suggest reading at least the executive summary of the full Higher Ed report which goes into detail about 2 trends forecast to be important in each in three time ranges – one year or less, two to three years, four to five years. Supplement it with the Shortlist, which discusses 4 trends in each of those time ranges.
For K-12 educators, there’s the 2011 Horizon K-12 Report. Again, I’d suggest at least the executive summary. I found the Challenge Based Learning Report, which discusses experience with implementation projects, quite interesting as well.
There are links to past years’ reports and ones that cover other arenas – non-US regions, for museums, and more.