A new report imagines where the future of higher education might go after the pandemic

6 critical trends for the future of higher education


Top 10 of 2021: A new report imagines where the future of higher education might go after the pandemic

Each year, we share our 10 most-read stories. Not surprisingly, many of this year’s Top 10 focused on student support, retention, the post-pandemic campus, and online or hybrid teaching strategies. This year’s 9th most-read story focuses on what’s in store for the future of higher education.

The future of higher education will be impacted by technologies and practices that focus on social equity, accessible teaching and learning formats, effective data use, and more.

For better or for worse, higher ed will never be the same after the COVID-19 pandemic–and experts have identified trends, technologies, and practices that will shape the future of higher education and that will influence teaching and learning across the globe.

The 2021 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report Teaching and Learning Edition takes a look at the convergence of these trends and imagines where the future of higher education might go after the pandemic.

Trends

Horizon panelists identified a number of trends across five categories that will influence and shape the future of higher education and postsecondary learning.

Social: Remote work/learning, widening of the digital divide, mental health issues

Laura Ascione