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Top 10 Business Trends Impacting Higher Education in 2016

Published: 15 January 2016

ID: G00294735

Analyst(s): Glenda Morgan , Terri-Lynn Thayer , Jan-Martin Lowendahl


Gartner evaluates the top 10 business trends that will drive the global higher education industry in 2016, highlighting the impact on IT organizations. Higher education CIOs and IT leaders will want to consider our recommendations in light of these trends.

Table Of Contents


  • Build a Customized Top 10 Trend List for Your Context
  • Assess the Top 10 Business Trends in Education
    • 1. Student Success
    • 2. Competency-Based Education
    • 3. Reinventing Credits
    • 4. Analytics Everywhere
    • 5. Institutional Branding
    • 6. Breaking Boundaries
    • 7. Rethinking Business Models
    • 8. Increasing Political Intervention
    • 9. Innovative Learning Spaces
    • 10. E-Research
  • Consider Changes in the Top 10 Business Trends in Higher Education
  • Visualize the Top 10 Business Trends

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