With 2016 underway, Education Dive took time this week to ask higher ed CIOs and K-12 tech leaders what they see on the horizon. Their responses encompassed areas ranging from competency-based ed and alternative pathways to personalized learning and student data privacy.
Speaking of CBE and alternative credentialing, is unbundling set to be higher ed's next big disruption? Moves away from the traditionally packaged degree program could fundamentally change the face of post-secondary education, but is there too much focus on the extremes at either end of the spectrum instead of a combination somewhere in the middle?
Also in higher ed, new research shows that unrealistic expectations regarding study time essentially doom the prospects of first-time online students.
Be sure to check out our look at 4 K-12 ed tech developments to watch in 2016 and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- 4 K-12 tech developments to keep an eye on in 2016: Industry investment hit an all-time high of $1.85 billion last year.
- Higher ed CIOs share campus tech predictions for 2016: Five campus tech leaders share their thoughts on hurdles, promising developments, and trends.
- Is unbundling higher ed's next big disruption? : Ryan Craig, author of 'College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education,' expects traditional degree programs won’t survive in the long-term at all but the most elite institutions.
- Researchers find first-time online students suffer from misplaced expectations: A study of video diaries submitted by 20 students participating in their first semester of online classes reveals soft factors influencing motivation.
- What's most pressing for K-12 tech leaders in 2016?: Two tech leaders weigh in on what they see as the biggest ed tech issues, developments, and trends confronting administrators.
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