Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Education, 2011

Published: 29 July 2011

ID: G00214466

Analyst(s): Jan-Martin Lowendahl


The major trends of consumerization, sourcing options and need for standards are real in the form of technical turmoil for the CIO. This Hype Cycle gives an education CIO a toolbox of emerging technologies for flexibility, if combined right.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Campus App Store
    • Wireless aaS
    • Affective Computing
    • Quantum Computing
    • BPO
    • BYOD Strategy
    • SIS International Data Interoperability Standards
    • Open-Source SIS
    • Learning Stack
    • Cloud Email for Staff and Faculty
    • COBIT
  • At the Peak
    • Digital Preservation of Research Data
    • Gamification
    • Social Software Standards
    • User-Centric IAM
    • Mobile-Learning Low-Range/Midrange Handsets
    • Social-Learning Platform for Education
    • Media Tablet
    • Open-Source Middleware Suites
    • Web-Based Office Productivity Suites
    • Cloud HPC/CaaS
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • EA Frameworks
    • Open-Source Financials
    • E-Textbook
    • Mobile-Learning Smartphone
    • Lecture Capture and Retrieval Tools
    • Unified Communications and Collaboration
    • Hosted Virtual Desktops
    • Open-Source Learning Repositories
    • Virtual Environments/Virtual Worlds
    • Global Library Digitization Projects
    • Emergency/Mass Notification Services
    • SaaS Administration Applications
  • Climbing the Slope
    • 802.11n
    • Intellectual Property Rights and Royalties Management Software
    • IT Infrastructure Utility
    • ITIL
    • Mashups
    • E-Portfolios
    • Game Consoles as Media Hubs
    • Open-Source Portals
    • Social Media in Education
    • CRM for Enrollment Management
    • Web and Application Hosting
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Organization-Centric IAM
    • SOA
    • Windows-Based Tablet PCs
    • Federated Identity Management
    • Open-Source E-Learning Applications
  • Off the Hype Cycle
    • Blogs
    • Grid Computing
    • Microblogging
    • Podcasting Learning Content
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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