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Emerging Technologies News via the Horizon Report, The 2014 Higher Education Edition Video

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

Mid-Range Trends: Driving changes in higher education within three to five years
  • 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.
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Trend watching!  This is useful for any type of forecasting for higher education, with implications for anyone involved in learning and technology.  ~  D

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Winning the Generation Game - Crossing Over

Winning the Generation Game - Crossing Over | Agile Learning |

“WHY do you pander to them?” This question kept being put to Marian Salzman, the boss of Havas PR, by her older workers in the days after the firm launched its latest recruitment ad..."

...A recent survey by Ernst & Young, which asked American professionals from each age group their opinions of each generation, found significant differences, not all of them predictable.  (Chart in original source.)

 ....To get them to work together ...[Ernst & Young] is encouraging them voluntary work in cross-generational teams. Millennials may be cool with this; their older peers not so much.  

Related articles by Deb:

3 Success Factors for High Performance Teams, and What Gets In the Way


Change, Innovators, Creativity and Community, Will it Blend?


Co-Creation in Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges & the Road to Commitment



Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Connect the dots, from the article - Baby-boomers, GenX and Millenials.  Which group is seen as:

  • hard-working and productive
  • best team players
  • good at tech stuff but truculent  & work-shy?

This piece shares research and raises state-of-the-practice questions about how to work across generational differences.

~ Deb

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Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist?

Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist? | Agile Learning |

"Increasingly, any standards-based curriculum is at odds with the outside world.  Is sticking to content standards still appropriate?"

Beyond the core literacies of reading, writing, computation, and research, the world-wide culture of innovation, discovery, multi-polarity, interdisciplinary thinking, and rapid change depends on the explosive potential of the human mind, not entombed truths from the past. can you, as a teacher, help move the dialogue forward? First, you can focus on becoming a highly-effective project based learning (PBL) teacher.

But PBL is the near-term solution. The ultimate destination is to align education with the requirements of a process-based world. 

Via MindShift

Via Stephanie Sandifer
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Intrigued by the question and the process-based recommendation.  What do you think?  ~  D

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30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028 | Agile Learning |
30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

Take a look at   2018

Technology to promote early literacy habits is seeded by venture capitalists. This is the start of new government programs that start farming out literacy and educational programs to start-ups, entrepreneurs, app developers, and other private sector innovators.

Digital literacy begins to outpace academic literacy in some fringe classrooms.

...Open Source learning models will grow faster than those closed, serving as a hotbed for innovation in learning.

Via miracletrain 夢想驛站, Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Trend watching.  ~  D

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, May 7, 2013 5:08 AM
Great idea Audrey!
Audrey's comment, May 7, 2013 6:39 PM
Thank you.
Dwayne L Thompson's curator insight, May 11, 2013 4:02 PM

An educated consumer is our best customer! 

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The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Agile Learning |

Professors were asked, do they believe MOOCs "are worth the hype." 79% said yes.


In the largest survey of instructors who have taught massive open online courses, The Chronicle heard from critics, converts, and the cautious.


Hype around these new free online courses has grown louder and louder since a few professors at Stanford University drew hundreds of thousands of students to online computer-science courses in 2011.

Since then MOOCs, which charge no tuition and are open to anybody with Internet access, have been touted by reformers as a way to transform higher education and expand college access.

Many professors teaching MOOCs had a similarly positive outlook: Asked whether they believe MOOCs "are worth the hype," 79 percent said yes.

Via Smithstorian
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

There is some synchroncity here that this article is showing up while I'm listening to a professor at UM talk about Harvard choosing a MOOC for accounting for their entry level accounting (Brigham Young) and outsourcing professors.

Can paths to efficiency and worker health co-exist?

Professor:  Wally Hopp, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research Herrick Professor of Manufacturing, Ross School of Business   Positively Lean: A Path to Efficiency and Energization?

Examples:  Henry Ford, Joe at GM Powertrain, FelPro (300% ROI on Employee Benefits, no turnover > sold to Federal Mogul)

Key themes in the blend:

  • Share the gain
  • Appeal to pride
  • Cultivate a community
  • Pursue a higher purpose <motivation>  (Sugar water or change the world)


Apple >> Change the world

Patagonia  >> Corporate responsibility  (Don't buy what you don't need)
University of Michigan  Uncommon education for the common man  (President James Burrill Angell) 


  • Is the key challenge aligning organization & employee benefits from efficiency gains?
  • Or is it cultivating a sense of higher purpose?
  • Or something completely different?    
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Disruptive Technologies in Social Learning - 2012 | Bill Brandon, Learning Solutions

Disruptive Technologies in Social Learning -  2012 | Bill Brandon, Learning Solutions | Agile Learning |

“In 2012, three (3) disruptive technologies [will] play a larger and larger part in our work ...changing business models, roles and relationships in more and more organizations in 2012, not just the early adopters."


1. Mobile

Mobile technology is already having an effect in secondary education as well as in higher education, where tablets and mobile phones are a standard part of the delivery system on many campuses.


Consumers have switched their behavior to smartphones. This year for the first time, time spent in mobile device use of apps passed the time spent using mobile devices to access the Web. These behavioral changes will increasingly show up in government and enterprise learning-related activities in 2012.


2. Social

Social technology is having similar effects on consumer behavior, but with interesting variations. For example, television producers have figured out how to make social comments on second screens (the iPad in the lap of a viewer while she watches television) part of the show.


Social apps and sites are already a significant part of marketing products and ideas. Game designers increasingly add social features to their products.

Could there be effects on learning in 2012? How can we engage individual learners on multiple platforms simultaneously? How can we simultaneously engage multiple learners, including collaborative engagement across multiple platforms?

3. The Cloud

(a metaphor for the Internet, the unseen “cloud” of servers used as a utility to store information and host applications and services in real time) is another phenomenon  discussed for several years.


More enterprises are creating their own on-premise “clouds” as a means of gaining the advantages of cloud computing while having (at least some) control over security of their data and reliability of services. Combinations of The Cloud and on-premise clouds are also becoming more common.

Via Heiko Idensen
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The Attack on Higher Ed — and Why We Should Welcome It, MOOC Redux, TED Blog

The Attack on Higher Ed — and Why We Should Welcome It,  MOOC Redux, TED Blog | Agile Learning |

George Siemens taught the first MOOC back in 2008. He shares his take on why they're still valid -- and what might happen next in Higher Ed.


As the failures and shortcomings of MOOCs were disseminated, schadenfreude mingled with personal beliefs prompted academics to lament completion rates and the failure of online learning while self-validating their own importance.

Corporate MOOCs will be the big trend of 2014. ...MOOC providers will ...fill in the gap that existing universities do not address. 




...[George Siemens is] struck by the range of errors and misunderstanding within both camps.

...MOOCs are here to stay, in some form or other, not least because universities face many structural challenges. 

…what learners really need has diversified over the past several decades as the knowledge economy has expanded. Universities have not kept pace with learner needs and MOOCs have caused a much needed stir — a period of reflection and self-assessment. To date, higher education has largely failed to learn the lessons of participatory culture, distributed and fragmented value systems and networked learning. MOOCs have forced a serious assessment of the idea of a university and how education should be related to and supportive of the society in which it exists.

So what happens now?

Corporate MOOCs will be the big trend of 2014. ...MOOC providers will partner with corporations and fill in the gap that existing universities do not address.

Related posts & tools by Deb:


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Turbulence, escalating costs point the way way to disruptive new forms of learning, highlighting networked learning, open systems and giving systems that have the correct balance of process, involvement and results.  

Flexibility and adapting to change is the essential new competency of the millenium, especially for higher education. ~  Deb

Richard Platt's curator insight, February 3, 2014 10:14 PM

Universities just got told off

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7 Transformational Shifts in 21st Century Learning

7 Transformational Shifts in 21st Century Learning | Agile Learning |

A smart learning shifts graphic realized by Terry Heick.

Related post by Deb:

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

These concepts are are useful metaphors for looking at business today, especially moving away from institutional and compliance thinking to encouraging play (rather than compliance), connection and community. ~ D

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What We're Learning from Online Education: Daphne Koller & Coursera, TED

"Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn."

With Coursera (cofounded by Andrew Ng), each keystroke, quiz, peer-to-peer discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed.

With Coursera, Daphne Koller and co-founder Andrew Ng are bringing courses from top colleges online, free, for anyone who wants to take them. Bio:

Via Rebecca Frazee
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

The revolution in learning is coming.  The data is already there.  The business models are about to come into being.  ~  D

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The Nature of the Future – Education & Change, Review by Harold Jarche

The Nature of the Future – Education & Change, Review by Harold Jarche | Agile Learning |

Marina Gorbis identifies unique human skills [that] should be the core of any public education program.

  • Sensemaking
  • Social and emotional intelligence
  • Novel and adaptive thinking
  • Moral and ethical reasoning

As Gorbis write... “Learning is Social”.

We need to learn how to work better with machines, letting machines do what they are good at.

Gorbis shows how machines and average people can outperform experts at playing chess. 

“Weak human + machine + better process

was superior to a strong computer alone

and, more remarkably,superior to a

strong human + machine + inferior process.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Sensemaking of MOOCs and adaptive learning.  Trust a smart process.  ~ Deb

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, April 26, 2013 2:38 PM

It's not just the skills, it's the social and the process, lest all the talk about MOOCs and universities and skill training lead to engineering and accounting.  ~  Deb

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Pinterest is Taking Curation to a Whole New Level - Here's Why

Pinterest is Taking Curation to a Whole New Level - Here's Why | Agile Learning |

Networks, people and business continues to intertwine themselves gently and fiercely, especially on Pinterest.  People don't want brands in their face, except for, perhaps, a favored few.  That may be enough for Pinterest.


I use ScoopIt for business & Pinterest for fun / people networks.  Check out my own boards on Pinterest and find out why, along with the review of Pinterest's success below.  

Also, my low-carb chocolate cake Pinterest referral link is here.



  • Pinterest has pulled quite a bit of attention away from Facebook.   From Oct. 2010 to Oct. 2011, the site grew from 40,000 to 3.2 million monthly unique visitors. That’s 8,000%. 

Pinterest curation in action:

  • Pinterest leverages web content from Tumblr like no site that has ever existed, thus riding on top of its network-effect while not requiring user generated content like many services.
  • They've also perfected in-network virality (pin, repin, like) in addition to out of network sharing (Facebook, Twitter) to grow virally.
  • For these reasons Pinterest could conceivable be the most successful site of its kind in the future.
  • Pinterest is [planning to] threatening to monetize, as those Midwest housewives are literally using it for shopping discovery, which Pinterest can profit off of by taking attribution for purchases that originate off its platform.
  • Several people have purchased stuff spontaneously via random discovery on the site.

Pinterest should be thriving a year from now .  The author suggests 30 million users next Thanksgiving - and spawning hundreds of copycat startups in other verticals.


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"


Read full article here: []  from AllTechie News

Via janlgordon
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