Major EdTech Trends in Higher Education for the Next Five Years

The 2016 NMC Horizon Higher Education Report has just been released. Leaders in the edtech field were interviewed and “The experts agreed on two long-term impact trends: advancing cultures of innovation, as well as fundamentally rethinking how universities and colleges work.”(1) What follows are six key trends, six challenges, and six upcoming developments that will have significant influences over higher education. This heavily-documented report should be read by all interested in higher education and its associated pedagogical technologies. Compare with Top 10 IT Issues, 2016: Divest, Reinvest, and Differentiate from EDUCAUSE and 11 EdTech Advances That Will Not Happen by 2020 from InsideHigherEd.



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