Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Education, 2016

Published: 01 July 2016

ID: G00289614

Analyst(s): Jan-Martin Lowendahl


The digitalization of education is gaining momentum and moving into execution mode. The CIO faces an increasing number of choices, and this Hype Cycle offers a "CIO toolbox" 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
    • Blockchain in Education
    • Tin Can API
    • Li-Fi
    • Smart Machine Education Applications
    • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Applications in Education
    • Bluetooth Beacons
    • Robotic Telepresence
    • Exostructure Strategy
    • MOOC Platforms
    • Classroom 3D Printing
    • Affective Computing
  • At the Peak
    • Digital Assessment
    • SaaS SIS
    • Competency-Based Education Platforms
    • Learning Analytics
    • SIS International Data Interoperability Standards
    • Institutional Analytics
    • DevOps
    • Hosted Virtual Desktop Services
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Open Microcredentials
    • Citizen Developers
    • Alumni CRM
    • Adaptive E-Textbooks
    • Big Data in Education
    • Student Retention CRM
    • IDaaS
    • Master Data Management
    • Open-Source SIS
    • Adaptive Learning Platforms
    • Gamification
    • Learning Stack
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Digital Preservation of Research Data
    • Wireless as a Service
    • Integration Brokerage
    • Mobile Learning Smartphones
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Virtual Worlds
    • SaaS Administration Applications
    • Cloud HPC/CaaS
    • E-Textbook
    • BYOD Strategy
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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