A graduate of George Washington University, Joel Salmon has served as an analyst and product development executive for more than a decade. An enrollment and retention professional, Joel Salmon has gained extensive experience with the use of technology in the field of higher education.
Many of the world’s largest technology breakthroughs have taken place in computer science laboratories at colleges and universities, so it’s perhaps not surprising that the higher education sector has often been at the forefront of integrating new technology. Here are some of the top technology trends that experts expect to see in higher education in the near future.
Virtual Reality: The rise of VR technology has made the possibility of immersive learning a reality. Analysts suggest that VR could provide new ways to study history, medicine, ecology, and many other subjects.
Going Mobile: As smartphones become ubiquitous and apps continue to advance, more teachers are integrating mobile technology into their classroom practices. Mobile apps such as collaborative platforms like Slack and productivity suites like Google Drive are already well-established classroom tools, and analysts expect more of them in the future.
Internet of Things (IoT): The increasing number of “smart” devices offers attractive possibilities for a connected classroom. From smart projectors to lecture capture systems, the IoT promises an automated classroom that will make for more efficient teaching and learning.