Six trajectories for digital technology in higher education

Posted on January 21st, 2016

Malcolm Brown, Director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, discusses six trajectories of digital technology, which are “enabling the ambitious goal of a responsive, personalized digital learning environment for higher education.” Brown notes three characteristics of teaching and learning that provide context for discussing these trajectories: personalization of learning, adoption of hybrid learning models, and analysis of ever-increasing amounts of data. The six trajectories Brown suggests are:

  • Device ownership and mobile-first
  • The textbook and open educational resources
  • Adaptive learning technology
  • Learning spaces
  • The next-generation learning management system
  • Integrated planning and advising services