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Webinar - Ready or Not? Tech Trends in Higher Ed

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Picture a world where every student gets the best education possible. The latest tools are within their reach, and they are fully engaged in the learning process. They are reaping the benefits of this century while dreaming up the next. They are lifelong learners who tackle the world's challenges with innovative ideas. The NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition Project combines insights from an international panel of education experts with timely research to determine which emerging technologies, trends, and challenges are shaping the future of education. This webinar will provide an overview of the report findings, including topics like the the shift to deeper learning approaches and artificial intelligence.

Participants in this session, will:

  • Gain a better understanding of six trends, six challenges, and six important technology developments poised to impact higher education over the next five years
  • Explore institutional exemplars that reflect these topics in action
  • Identify which trends are happening now, and which have a more likely in 3 or 5 years
  • Examine ways to inform your strategic planning — imagine how these new developments can be actively applied at your institution

The report highlights short term trends of blended learning and collaborative learning, so those focused on secondary education may also be interested.


Facilitator Samantha Adams Becker, Senior Director of Publications & Communications for the New Media Consortium (NMC), is the lead writer and researcher for the NMC Horizon Report series, which analyzes emerging technology uptake in various education sectors across the globe. She regularly travels the world presenting the findings of these publications in keynote addresses. Samantha has an expertise in digital communications, with a special interest in artificial intelligence, social media, and online learning.

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