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RESOURCE: Trends Redefining Higher Education in 2017

This post is about the trends that are going to redefine higher education for the year 2017. After a lot of research, I am picking the top trends that may leave an impact on the higher education sector and make it better for the community as whole.

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1. Increased Demand of Online Admission, Marketing and Enrollment by Colleges & Universities

Seeing the growth of the digital world, institutions are under obligation to catch parents and students’ eyeballs where they are spending most of their time; which is why media agencies as well as several edtech startups have grabbed the opportunity to focus on higher education to manage their brands and marketing online. Based on our talks with startups like NoPaperForms, ‘student scouting’ which many digital marketing companies and agencies are solving for institutions is not the only thing in demand but managing the complete admission and enrollment process is a pain which a startup like this is trying to solve based on the feedback collected across the country.

2. Increased Use of Big Data to Measure Student Performance:

Big data is the thing for 2017. Sit back and watch faculty analyzing real-time data to measure, improve and predict how their students perform. This whole thing allows faculty to meet individual needs of the students and tailor curriculum to meet online students’ needs and provide support. Also, the advent of eLearning has made it possible for faculty members to be able to see whether or not a student has logged in, whether or not a student has participated that week, can really help them in assessing whether a student is on track or not.

“Because online students complete their coursework virtually, course providers and universities are collecting data “in really kind of remarkable quantities,” says Richard DeMillo, executive director of Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for 21st Century Universities, which tracks technology innovations in higher education.


To read more: Trends Redefining Higher Education in 2017 – EdTechReview™ (ETR).

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Brian is a research scientist and educational technologist. He helped transform Pfizer’s Medical Education Group and previously served in educational leadership roles at HealthAnswers, Inc.; Acumentis, LLC.; Cephalon; and Wyeth. He taught graduate medical education programs at Arcadia University for 10 years. Dr. McGowan recently authored the book "#socialQI: Simple Solutions for Improving Your Healthcare" and has been invited to speak internationally on the subject of information flow, technology, and learning in healthcare.

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