The revolution is coming
Openness of data, emergence of massive open online courses, informal learning platforms, collaboration tools, and analytics are currently transforming the education sector.
Concepts like open content, open data, and open resources, along with notions of transparency and easy access to data is becoming prevalent currently. Emergence of open book content providers and eBook publishers is shifting value from provision of content to its delivery method and reducing market value. This trend is commoditizing content and shifting value to delivery.
Massively open onlinecourses (MOOCs) are being widely explored as alternatives and supplements to traditional university courses. . As the ideas evolve, MOOCs are increasingly seen as a very intriguing alternative to credit-based instruction. The prospect of a single course achieving enrollments in the tens of thousands is bringing serious conversations on topics like micro-credit to the highest levels of institutional leadership.
Learning which is self-directed and aligns with the student’s own personal learning goals. Online or other modern environments are trying to leverage both formal and informal learning experiences by giving students traditional assignments, such as textbook readings and paper writing. This type of learning will become increasingly important in learning environments of all kinds.
Greater emphasis on formative and competency-based evaluation and improved ability to track achievements with greater reliability, accuracy, and frequency are being developed. Learners are being given more control over what is assessed, when it is assessed, and how assessment results are used.
The role of educators continues to change due to the vast resources that are accessible to students via the Internet. Institutions are now faced with a critical shift as students engage in more informal learning outside of the classroom, and are using opportunities for increased collaboration while equipping students with stronger digital skills.
Mega trends in higher education
Key trends driving the changes in higher education includes availability of online knowledge.
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