Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Trends in Higher Education

If you have been on the Tarleton Campus for any length of time, you have probably noticed some pretty significant changes in access to technology and learning methods. EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) and the New Media Consortium (NMC) recently published their 2012 Horizon Report for Higher Education that explores technology trends predicted over the next five years.

The following article from MindShift examines 6 key trends found in the report
1. People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever/wherever they want.
2. The technologies we use are increasingly cloud-based.
3. The world of work is increasingly collaborative.
4. The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the Internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as educators.
5. Education paradigms are shifting to include online learning, hybrid learning and collaborative models.
6. There is a new emphasis in the classroom on more challenge-based learning and similar methods foster, which more active learning experiences, both inside and outside the classroom.

What do you think are some trends we should be paying attention to?

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