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Gilfus Education Group Predicts Top Five Education Innovation Trends for 2011 and 2012

 Attendees of Educause 2011 can see compelling evidence of Emerging Education Technology and Digital Content Trends

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Tuesday, October 18th, 2011) – the Gilfus Education Group announced its annual education predictions today, foreshadowing emerging concepts for encompassing information technology and digital content throughout academic and administrative education applications.

“Never before has there been such an eruption of education innovation from institutions and companies of all sizes,” said Stephen Gilfus, President and CEO of the Gilfus Education Group. “I sincerely believe that we have now entered the ‘dot edu’ era which will stimulate and transform students, instructors, institutions and the global economy to reach new horizons.”

As an independent education consulting organization based in Washington, DC the Gilfus Education Group predicts the following top five trends in education innovation for 2011-2012:

  • Unveiling of online experiences  that are  as unique as their on campus experiences, by prestigious institutions.
  • Introduction of student profile-matching and assessment technologies as lead generation tools.
  • Emergence of dynamic and flexible “Learning Experience Engines” as replacements to traditional “LMS” technologies.
  • Expansion of SCORM as a more significant content standard for the tracking and reporting of academic progress.
  • Upsurge of tablet devices as the dominant means of delivering e-learning content and courses.

The Gilfus Education Group invites all industry participants including, administrators, faculty, students, publishers, technologists, industry analysts and investors to discuss these trends during the Educause 2011 conference at Booth #1457 in Philadelphia beginning today. Many of the company’s clients, partners, and members of the Gilfus Advisors network will be available for discussion throughout the conference.

In addition, a diverse array of new and established companies will be presenting a wealth of groundbreaking products, services and concepts at the Innovation Showcase in the Gilfus Education Group booth.

“During the past year we have been working very closely with numerous colleges, universities, school districts and corporate training groups to help each of these organizations deliver exceptionally high quality and differentiated learning experiences in a variety of online, in-classroom and blended formats. Each organization is embracing technology more deeply than ever before, to improve teaching and learning, deliver personalized education scenarios, and increase instructional accountability while creating significant cost and process efficiencies”, “With budget cutbacks, rising costs and the need to change outmoded business models, many institutions are candidly realizing that if they don’t rapidly pursue smart innovation, they may severely undermine the future continuity of their schools.”


Based in Washington, DC, the Gilfus Education Group delivers education innovation by bringing refreshing clarity and a pragmatic approach to academic and corporate enterprises through educational, technology, and business consulting. The company provides a wide array of services to clients across the United States and around the world, offering insightful and diversified expertise to the education industry. Since 1997, the Gilfus Education Group team has served thousands of universities, colleges, schools, corporate trainers, academic content providers, and education and technology companies in meeting their mission‐critical planning and technology needs. The group consists of individuals of the highest caliber talent and experience in educational research, strategy, planning, and technical implementation services representing capabilities for meeting organizational objectives and compliance, evaluating education quality and outcomes, and supporting technical integration, infrastructure, and delivery.

Refreshing Clarity. Education Innovation.



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