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Inside the making of Educause’s Horizon report

On the Cutting EDge podcast, Kathe Pelletier, Educause’s director of teaching and learning says the process of putting together the association’s annual Horizon report is challenging, but provides an opportunity for leaders to think about how technology is changing teaching and learning. 

The report highlights the trends and technology that are guiding what’s next for teaching and learning.

“It’s not a crystal ball,” Pelletier said. “They’re not predictions, none of the things that we say in the Horizon report are necessarily going to come to pass.”

This year’s report highlights students’ desire for multimodal and flexible course delivery, but also calls on institutions to be mindful of not exacerbating inequalities for students with limited access to connectivity, Pelletier said. 

In addition, the report advises institutions to continuously adjust their strategic plans for other pressing issues, including climate change. The report notes that this type of thinking “will be a necessity in the long run” and that too many institutions are not considering digital emissions as part of their carbon footprints.

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Every two weeks, the Cutting EDge Podcast will bring you the latest in higher education technology news and analysis. The program will explore trending topics in depth and highlight news across the campus IT landscape. Each episode will feature conversations with top executives across higher education on things like hybrid learning, emerging technology, cybersecurity and modernization.

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Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop & EdScoop at Scoop News Group. Williams has spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins-and-outs of state and local government as well as higher education. Williams started his journalism career in regional journalism in his native Pennsylvania, and also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.