Educational Technology: Key Trends and Significant Challenges
This Horizon Report „2012 Higher Education Edition” draws on the expertise of an internationally advisory board that first considers a broad set of important challenges and trends, and then examines each of them in progressively more detail.
- People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want to.
- The technologies we use are increasingly cloud-based, and our notions of IT support are decentralized.
- The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the Internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as educators.
- Education paradigms are shifting to include online learning, hybrid learning and collaborative models.
- Economic pressures and new models of education are bringing unprecedented competition to
the traditional models of higher education.
- Digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession.
- Institutional barriers present formidable challenges to moving forward in a constructive way
with emerging technologies.
- New modes of scholarship are presenting significant challenges for libraries and university collections, how scholarship is documented, and the business models to support these activities.
Source: Horizon-Report „2012 Higher Education Edition”