Directly from the article, the items I found most interesting were:
- “In addition, the big movement driving the higher ed industry is formerly traditional institutions trying to develop significant online programs or hybrid courses. This move is extremely difficult, and vendors who provide services to help institutions make this move will grow significantly.”
- “Big Data will remain a Big Dud in higher ed, and it will not will not have a major impact in 2013. Higher ed is still evolving their definition of success – so it’s hard to use data to analyze what’s happening and what impacts success. Until we can answer these basic questions, Big Data will not be useful in higher ed beyond isolated projects.”
- “MOOCs will move into their second generation, and we will start to see two results. One is that the MOOC-as-LinkedIn approach will gain steam, as more employers will use MOOCs to either identify entry-level hires or for professional development (threatening technical, community college or for-profit college classes).”
- “In 2013, we’ll see examples of MOOCs not replacing a full program, but replacing entry-level courses within an accredited program.”
I’d be interested to hear what others think about Hill’s predictions.