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Tis the start of the season for predictions. At the recent EDUCAUSE conference in Indianapolis in October a panel of leaders came up with a list of 10 IT issues that will be important to address in 2016. The following is a comparisons of the 2016 list with 2015 as one can see many of the issues are despite having different formal labels are very similar:
2015 Optimizing technology in teaching and learning and 2016 Optimizing educational technology
|1. Evolving staffing models||1. Information security|
|2. Optimizing technology in teaching and learning||2. Optimizing educational technology|
|3. Funding IT strategically||3. Student success technologies|
|4. Improving student outcomes||4. IT workforce|
|5. Demonstrating IT’s value||5. Institutional data management|
|6. Increasing capacity for change||6. IT funding models|
|7. Providing user support||7. Business intelligence and analytics|
|8. Developing security policies for the institution||8. Enterprise application integrations|
|9. Developing enterprise IT architecture||9. IT organizational development|
|10. Balancing information security and openness||10. E-learning and online education|
Elearning has been a top priority on many lists since the late 1990 so perhaps this year Educational IT will finally get this priority sorted out.