Education outcomes are increasingly connected to societal goals
Economic realities: The changing world economy is forcing K-12 and higher education institutions to do more with less.
Shifting workforce: The demand for skilled workers (e.g., STEM graduates, etc.) is increasing.
Interconnected outcomes: As the world becomes more connected, so do staff, faculty and students.
Advances in technology
Creating opportunity for immersive experiences for all learners
The evolution of UI: Technology is moving toward more physical interactions and contextual recognition.
The role of the device: The device is becoming less important compared to identity and access.
Move toward to the cloud: Devices and software are becoming more accessible as the cloud infrastructure grows.
Universal access to broadband: Government and private-public partnerships are offering deeply discounted or free broadband access to all.
21st century learning
Working toward holistic transformation
Blending formal and informal: Brick-and-mortar schools are being replaced by online institutions, enabling just-in-time learning.
Digital content revolution: Paper-based resources (e.g., textbooks, etc.) are going digital.
Employability and readiness: Technology is challenging traditional forms of education, requiring new ways to prepare students for the workforce.
Personalized learning: The increase in available information is enabling personalized learning for every student.