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Hype Cycle for Education, 2015

Published: 08 July 2015

ID: G00277499

Analyst(s): Jan-Martin Lowendahl


The digitalization of education is gaining momentum, moving into execution mode. An increasing number of choices face the CIO, and this Hype Cycle offers a concrete example of a "CIO toolbox" of crucial tools for the next five years and beyond.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Tin Can API
    • Cognitive Computing Education Applications
    • Personal Analytics
    • Digital Workplace Graph
    • Digital Assessment
    • Quantum Computing
    • Exostructure Strategy
    • MOOC-Enabling Technologies
    • Classroom 3D Printing
    • SaaS SIS
    • Affective Computing
    • Competency-Based Education Platforms
  • At the Peak
    • Alumni CRM
    • Learning Analytics
    • SIS International Data Interoperability Standards
    • BPO
    • Education Tablet
    • DevOps
    • Open Microcredentials
    • Cloud Office
    • Citizen Developers
    • Adaptive E-Textbooks
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • COBIT
    • Student Retention CRM
    • Enterprise Mobile App Stores
    • Big Data
    • Open-Source SIS
    • Adaptive Learning
    • Learning Stack
    • Master Data Management
    • Wireless as a Service
    • EA Frameworks
    • Gamification
    • ITIL
    • Digital Preservation of Research Data
    • Higher Education Open-Source Financials
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Mobile Learning Smartphones
    • Hosted Virtual Desktops
    • Cloud HPC/CaaS
    • 802.11ac Wave 1
    • SaaS Administration Applications
    • BYOD Strategy
    • Enterprise Architecture
    • E-Textbook
    • IT Infrastructure Utility
    • Virtual Environments/Virtual Worlds
    • Social Learning Platform for Education
    • Unified Communications and Collaboration
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Lecture Capture and Retrieval Tools
    • Open-Source Enterprise Service Bus
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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