New Media Consortium (NMC) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) recently released the NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition. It's part of an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.
Fast Trends: Driving changes in higher education over the next one to two years
- Growing Ubiquity of Social Media
- Integration of Online, Hybrid, and Collaborative Learning
- Rise of Data-Driven Learning and Assessment
- Shift from Students as Consumers to Students as Creators
Long-Range Trends: Driving changes in higher education in five or more years
- Agile Approaches to Change There is a growing consensus....that institutional leadership and curricula could benefit from agile startup models.
- Evolution of Online Learning Progress in learning analytics, adaptive learning, and a combination of cutting-edge asynchronous and synchronous tools will continue to advance the state of online learning... though many of these are still the subjects of experiments and research.