The four over-riding trends, as identiifed by Holon's Maria Spies:
- collapsing learning-work boundaries
- new ways of engaging with a global cohort of learners
- microcredentials, nano-degrees, digital badges and a revival of competency-based education.
- technology-led personalized education
Now while I think that these four storylines capture the bulk of what we're reading in the education business press, I don't think that any of them is particularly relevant as a predictor, and the latter three might actually be active forms of misdirection.