Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Higher Education, 2007

Published: 11 July 2007

ID: G00148910

Analyst(s): George J. Weiss, Lou Latham, Jim Tully, Jan-Martin Lowendahl , Whit Andrews , Paul McGuckin, David Gootzit, Kurt Schlegel , Michael Zastrocky, Waldir Arevolo De Azevedo Filho, Leslie Fiering, Marti Harris, Nikos Drakos , Carl Claunch


The priority for most higher education institutions in 2007 is to ensure that IT investments follow institutional strategic and tactical needs and plans. New investments must be made to ensure institutional competitiveness and provide services and support for changing student and staff needs.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Quantum Computing
    • Open-Source Higher-Education SIS
    • Open-Source Higher-Education Financials
    • CobiT — Higher Education
    • Technology-Enabled Classrooms
    • Virtual Environments/Virtual Worlds
  • At the Peak
    • Global Library Digitalization Projects
    • ITIL — Higher Education
    • ID and Access Management — Higher Education
    • Personally Owned Devices With Campus Network Access
    • Podcasting Learning Content
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • E-Learning Repositories
    • Peer-to-Peer Entertainment for Students
    • Learning Content Management
    • Grid Computing
    • Open-Source Higher Education Portals
    • E-Portfolios
    • Wikis
    • CRM for Enrollment Management
    • Digital Rights Management
    • Open-Source E-Learning Applications
  • Climbing the Slope
    • RFID Library Materials Management
    • Tablet PC
    • Web Services for Administrative Applications
    • IP Video for E-Learning
    • Next-Generation Library Management Systems
    • Internet2/Next-Generation Internet
    • Business Intelligence Platforms
    • Higher Education Enterprise Portals
  • Entering the Plateau
    • 802.11x on Campus
    • Course Management Systems
  • Appendices
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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