The major trends:
-- Openness and transparency as values in their own right.
-- MOOCs as supplements to traditional university courses, attractive to faculty seeking a massive, global audience.
-- Workforce demands for skills more commonly learned in informal settings, rather than the university.
-- Using the large amounts of data generated by online experiences to personalize learning and measure performance.
-- The changing role of educators now that students have access to vast amount of information on the Web.
-- Shifting education paradigms that encompass online learning, hybrid learning and collaboration.
-- Faculty training does not acknowledge the importance of digital literacy.
-- Scholarly evaluation has yet to encompass new modes of publishing, feedback and recognition.
-- Inertia and comfort with the status quo.
-- The demand for personalized learning is not yet fully supported by available technologies.
-- New models of education are challenging traditional institutions of higher education with competition they have not faced before.
-- Most academics are not using new technologies for learning, teaching or organizing their own research.