Tuesday, 9 April 2013

5 year technology outlook for Australian Higher Ed

The Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education 2013-2018 has just been published without many surprises. The context with previous reports and research provides a look at trends:

The 1-year horizon is predictable with the vague social media topic being unhelpfully broad. I had already predicted that 3D printing would move to a closer horizon as its influence is growing at a great rate. It is good to see virtual and remote labs coming into the 5-year horizon but I had introduced virtual IT teaching labs to Bond in 2008, exactly 5 years ago.

As always the report makes good reading.