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The Top Five Competencies for Faculty Innovation, Plus Five More: The cultural context for innovation influences the skills that faculty need to successfully improve the status quo of learning. Read More…

ELI 2019 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning: Each year, the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative surveys the higher education community to determine key issues and opportunities in postsecondary teaching and learning. These issues serve as the framework, or focal points, for our discussions and programming throughout the coming year. For 2019, more than 1400 community members voted. Read More…

Educause Horizon Report 2019 Preview: The EDUCAUSE Horizon Report Preview provides summaries of each of the upcoming edition’s trends, challenges, and important developments in educational technology, which were ranked most highly by the expert panel. This year’s trends include modularized and disaggregated degrees, the advancing of digital equity, and blockchain. Read the Horizon Report Preview

Educause Top 10 IT Issues for 2019: The Top 10 IT Issues are here and reveal a focus on what we are calling “The Student Genome Project”—big concerns around data use that confront our institutions, including:

  • Empowered students
  • Trusted data
  • 21st-century business strategies

The main challenge in this fledgling data journey is to organize, standardize, and safeguard data so that we can use it to address our most pressing priority: student success. This year’s list is merely the jumping off point: go behind the numbers to find the resources and actionable recommendations you need.

Are You Truly Ready to Educate GenZ?: Intensely pragmatic. Pressured by multiple commitments, financial and otherwise. Digital through-and-through. They’re Gen Z, and they’re rising fast. To help them succeed, you have to understand them. Then, you have to adapt your learning environment so college works for Gen Z and every other tech-savvy learner — just as it did for millions who came before them.

Learning in Three Dimensions: Report on the EDUCAUSE/HP Campus of the Future Project: This report describes a wide range of pedagogical uses of 3D tech in higher
education, from augmenting experiences in the physical world to creating simulations of things that are inaccessible in the physical world, and from designing virtual things that may be made into physical things to repeating experiences virtually that cannot be repeated in the physical world. The report also discusses hurdles in implementing 3D technology and the possible future of
3D technology in higher education, and it makes recommendations—in terms of technical requirements, support needs, and organizational policies—for institutions wishing to deploy 3D technology on campus.

DX: Digital Transformation of Higher Education
Digital transformation (Dx) is a cultural, workforce, and technological shift. It is being driven by technology trends and changes that include advances in analytics, artificial intelligence, the cloud, mobile, consumerization, social networks, and storage capacities. Those drivers are enabling a new approach to everything from digital architectures to how campus leaders interact with the IT organization, all with the expected outcomes of new business models, improved student outcomes, different teaching and learning methods, and new research capabilities.

DX: Preparing for the Impact on Higher Ed Culture, Workforce, and Technology
EDUCAUSE has launched an initiative to explore what digital transformation means for higher education and how the association can help colleges and universities understand and prepare for the evolutions it brings.

Report from the 2018 Educause Task Force on Digital Transformation
In 2018, EDUCAUSE convened a group of nine higher ed leaders to discuss what digital transformation (Dx) means to higher education and to consider what EDUCAUSE should do to help members understand and embrace Dx in a way that positions them to provide leadership for their own institutional efforts in this evolution. The task force discussed the role of Dx in higher education with two goals in mind:

  • Goal 1: Develop a definition of digital transformation appropriate to higher education that can be used across EDUCAUSE programs and offerings.
  • Goal 2: Issue recommendations for how EDUCAUSE can help its members understand the importance of digital transformation and position their institutions to move forward with it in areas such as the IT organization and leadership, workforce and staffing, and analytics.

2018 NMC Horizon Report
The NMC Horizon Report is a global ongoing research initiative that explores the trends, challenges, and technology developments likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Founded in 2002, it uniquely provides a cross-sector view of disruptors in higher education.
This work would not have been possible without the efforts of the 71 community members of the 2018 Horizon Expert Panel. These volunteers share a consensus view that each of the profiled topics will have a significant impact on the practice of higher education around the globe over the next five years.

The 2018 New Media Consortium  (NMC) Horizon Report Preview
The NMC Horizon Report Preview provides summaries of each of the upcoming edition’s trends, challenges, and important developments in educational technology.

Higher Education’s 2018 Trend Watch and Top 10 Strategic Technologies
This report focuses on the widespread trends and emerging technologies influencing higher education institutions. Trends are pervasive external factors that influence institutional and IT strategy and often shape the adoption of technologies. This report examines the trends that institutions are paying the most attention to and that are influencing emerging institutional IT strategy the most.

ELI Key Issues in Teaching and Learning
Key Issues are crowd-sourced by surveying (We’ve received about 900 responses for each of the last two surveys,) the higher education teaching and learning community to identify the issues and topics most important to them. Each year, we survey the postsecondary teaching and learning community to determine the leading issues in our field. These key issues can help our community with strategic and tactical planning, and serve as the framework for our discussions and programming throughout the coming year.

7 Things You Should Know series consists of short commentaries on the top 7 issues from the survey. 

Top 10 IT Issues of 2018 Infographic represents the 2018 Top 10 issues show how digital technology is remaking higher education through four key themes: institutional adaptiveness, improved students outcomes, improved decision-making, and IT adaptiveness.

The Ohio State University  Digital Flagship is a comprehensive, university-wide digital learning initiative to support educational innovation for students and economic development opportunities for the community. This isn’t a device initiative, it is a student success initiative to blend learning technology throughout the university experience and increase student engagement and learning transformation — both inside and outside the classroom.

Interactive IT Issues Graphic assists with visualizing rankings of the top 10 IT issues since 2000.

FERPA/SHERPA | The Education Privacy Resource Center is the education privacy resource center. Check out FERPA|Sherpa’s resource search center, our blog, and pages with specific information and for parentsstudentseducatorsLEAsSEAshigher eded tech, and policymakers!