Big, Disruptive Changes On The Horizon In Higher EducationEvoLLLution NewsWire
In terms of expanding online content, Thrift believes online presentations produced by professionally-trained presenters and backed up by teams of academics will take the place of traditional lectures. Associated to this change, Thrift says there will be an uptick in the use of learning analytics.
Thrift also predicts that learning and assessment will become more peer-to-peer as a result of increased use of social networks, with academics’ role becoming one more of moderation and advising. Finally, Thrift predicts the spaces of teaching will grow by leaps and bounds. Both of these processes are underway at the moment, but Thrift believes these currently disruptive, non-traditional practices will become the norm.