This fall we are excited to launch a new campaign - #edutrendingnow - that we hope will reveal even more insight to those who value data-driven decision making. ISA has always been interested in cultural shifts, societal inflection points, and educational trends. Our research has historically identified major shifts and trends in the landscape of education and culture. And, we have made it our business to share these trends with others through our white papers, presentations, and blog entries
What shifts are occurring in your curriculum planning? How are you using technology to deliver education differently than just a few years ago? What changes are you detecting in your student recruitment and retention analysis? Are there changes in the demographic trends in your marketplace? These are just some of the questions with which all independent schools and colleges are grappling during their summer analysis and year planning.
Here's how #edutrendingnow works. You can choose to do any of the following.
Identify a major shift or trend that is happening right now in your school or college in one of five areas: learning and curriculum, marketing, enrollment management, demographics, or technology.
Share that trend by posting it as a comment to this blog below. Be sure to identify yourself, including name, title, and school or college.
Post that trend using the hashtag #edutrendingnow on your favorite mainstream social media.
Share a link to this blog post with other colleagues so that we may benefit from their collective wisdom. Click on the "share" button below this post.
Here's what ISA will do with the content generated by #edutrendingnow.
Share and publish a new series of updated trends throughout the year.
Provide feedback and counsel on creative ways to address the trends identified.
Focus Ian's keynote speaking engagements this year on the content generated, sharing new trends along the way.
Give institutional credit for the content generated.
We all seek to benefit from our collective wisdom. Tell us what is #edutrendingnow by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you!