Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Education, 2017

Published: 24 July 2017

ID: G00313670

Analyst(s): Kelly Calhoun Williams


The speed of digitalization in education continues to increase, while demand for more focus on outcomes that truly matter is higher than ever. The education CIO must focus on technologies that can improve education outcomes, and those are the focus of this Hype Cycle.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Li-Fi
    • Blockchain in Education
    • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Applications in Education
    • Artificial Intelligence Education Applications
    • Tin Can API
  • At the Peak
    • Affective Computing in Education
    • Exostructure Strategy
    • Classroom 3D Printing
    • Digital Assessment
    • SaaS SIS
    • Learning Analytics
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Competency-Based Education Platforms
    • Bluetooth Beacons
    • Citizen Developers
    • Institutional Analytics
    • Open Microcredentials
    • Cloud Office
    • Big Data in Education
    • Alumni CRM
    • Master Data Management
    • Adaptive Learning Platforms
    • Adaptive E-Textbooks
    • IDaaS
    • Student Retention CRM
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Gamification
    • Integration Brokerage
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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