Technology trends that will drive change in PSE

February 4, 2014

A new report by the US-based New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative outlines the top 6 trends that will impel changes in PSE for the rest of the decade. The report, titled NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition, categorizes the top 6 trends by time frame: near term (1-2 years), mid-term (3-5 years), and longer term (5 or more years). Near term trends include increased social media use and new forms of online learning, including online, hybrid and collaborative learning; mid-term trends include data-driven learning and assessment methods and a shifting role of the student from consumer to creator, with more students involved in content creation and design; and longer term trends include the adoption of more agile business models in order to promote innovation, and the continued development of online learning. The report notes that “recent developments in business models are upping the ante of innovation in these digital environments, which are now widely considered to be ripe for new ideas, services, and products.” Campus Technology