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Introduction

This report highlights the changes in the higher education market and explores which trends will have the biggest impact in 2017.

Highlights

  • Institutions will support the use of innovative technology in teaching and learning.
  • More thought will be given to how to improve the student experience.
  • The movement toward next-generation IT strategy will focus on IT agility.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies the key business trends in higher education in 2017 for the benefit of vendors and institutions.
  • Examines how IT will become an enabler of innovation and competitive institutional differentiation.

Key questions answered

  • What are the trends that will affect the higher education industry in 2017?
  • How do institutions plan to advance the role of IT to enable innovation and competitive differentiation?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • Recommendations for institutions
  • Recommendations for vendors

Business trends and technology enablers

  • Key trends and enablers summarized

Institutions will support the use of innovative technology in teaching and learning

  • From nontraditional to "new traditional" students, institutions will be forced to consider new needs
  • Institutions will expect more from their online learning platforms
  • Pedagogy will be facilitated by alternative content forcing change in the textbook publishing industry

More thought will be given to how to improve the student experience

  • Improving student outcomes will not be possible without an institutional approach that leverages technology
  • Investments in next-generation SIS will grow

The movement toward next-generation IT strategy will focus on IT agility

  • As pressures on education technology services mount, cloud talk continues
  • Slowly but surely, IT will be recognized as a catalyst to change the business functions of the institution

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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