Current technologies and practices have big implications for the future of postsecondary data and analytics.
The 2022 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report: Data and Analytics Edition profiles trends and key technologies that are impacting data and analytics. The report also outlines various scenarios and implications based on perspectives and expertise from a panel of higher-ed leaders. These implications will drive institutional decision-making and strategic planning for the future.
Horizon panelists identified 15 trends, across five categories, as post important in shaping the future of postsecondary data and analytics.
• Institutions are increasingly asked to support decisions with data.
• Many big data methods reinforce social inequality.
• A focus on creating equitable learning and work environments is increasing.
• Existing data infrastructures are outdated and disorganized.
• Institutions still struggle to implement data governance systems.
• Data literacy and AI skills still lag behind the rapid adoption of big data analytics products.
• Free or inexpensive certificates from nonaccredited platforms are becoming more common.
• The value and ROI of a college degree are being questioned.
• Tech salaries are growing at an unprecedented rate.
• Institutions are rethinking the use of their physical spaces.
• Commuting patterns are changing due to the pandemic.
• The demand for green IT services is growing.
• Data privacy laws are getting more complex around the globe.
• There is increasing political involvement in public education.
• AI technology is being used for policing.
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