Monday, February 3, 2014

6 technology trends radically radically affecting higher ed

When you get 56 experts from around the globe together to better understand the higher education landscape you get a very detailed report entitled the The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition - pretty impressive stuff.

The six technology changes affecting higher ed are

  1. Social media's impact - building communities of practice, learning communities - higher ed needs to understand how to leverage social media for improved outcomes
  2. Blended learning - obvious but is really taking hold - combining the best of live and online learning is a necessity for improved success
  3. Data-driven learning and assessment - necessary for creating personalized learning and improving overall performance
  4. Learning by making and creating as opposed to simple consumption is a huge shift and will be difficult for most to adopt
  5. Continuing evolution to improved online learning will be a longer term change but still coming
  6. More agile approaches to teaching and learning - mimicking start ups in technology
Well worth the read as those that stay ahead of these changes will win in the long run.