2022 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report | Teaching and Learning Edition

2022 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report | Teaching and Learning Edition

This report profiles the trends and key technologies and practices shaping the future of teaching and learning, and envisions a number of scenarios and implications for that future. It is based on the perspectives and expertise of a global panel of leaders from across the higher education landscape.


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The Future of Teaching and Learning

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, much still feels the same, though in some important ways our thinking and behaviors may be shifting in anticipation of longer-term changes in the ways we structure our lives and our shared places and spaces. In higher education, these shifts may reflect an evolution from short-term "emergency" or "reactive" modes of offering education during extraordinary circumstances to making strategic and sustainable investments in a future that will be very much unlike our past. As this year's teaching and learning Horizon panelists gathered to reflect on current trends and the future of higher education, many of their discussions and nominations suggest that change may be here to stay and that there will be no return to "normal" for many institutions. This report summarizes the results of those discussions and nominations and serves as one vantage point on where our future may be headed.

Read more about the Horizon report on page 4 >

Social; Technological; Economic; Environmental; Political

This section of the report describes the trends that are going to shape the future of global higher education teaching and learning.

Read more about these trends on page 6 >

Key Technologies & Practices

AI for Learning Analytics; AI for Learning Tools; Hybrid Learning Spaces; Mainstreaming Hybrid/Remote Learning Modes; Microcredentials; Professional Development for Hybrid/Remote Teaching

This section of the report details six key technologies and practices that will have a significant impact on higher education teaching and learning. Included in this section are college and university exemplar projects demonstrating the impact of the technologies and practices.

Learn more about the emerging technologies and practices on page 15 >


Growth | Constraint | Collapse | Transformation

This year's report envisions a numbers of scenarios for the future of teaching and learning for which we can start to prepare today.

Read the possible future scenarios on page 35 >

Implications: What Do We Do Now?

Australian Higher Education; Canadian Higher Education; Mexican Higher Education; Saudi Arabian Higher Education; U.S. Community Colleges; U.S. Research Institutions; Corporate Perspective

This section features seven Horizon panelists exploring the report's findings through their own unique lens and offers reflections on the following questions: What should we do now? What plans should we make?

Read the essays exploring key issues in global higher ed on page 40 >

Expert Panel

The 2022 Horizon panel comprised 57 higher education experts from around the globe.

See the Expert Panel on page 57 >


Thank You to Our Teaching and Learning Horizon Report Sponsors

  • AT&T
  • Microsoft

Issues, Technologies, and Trends Resources

Higher education leaders and decision makers use the annual Issues, Technologies, and Trends resources—the Top IT Issues, Trend Watch report, and the Horizon Reports—to know what's important and where to focus in their IT planning and management activities. When viewed together these resources provide more complete and nuanced guidance on institutional IT priorities.

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