Interesting piece from The Tech Edvocate - does it fill you fear or inspire you to the opportunity which it presents?
First impression - it’s a massive event that’s rammed with exhibitors.
Second impression - some of the exhibitors must have spent a fortune on their stands (are they really making that much profit from their products).
The UCISA (the Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association) have recently published their 2016 survey looking at how educational technologies are being used in UK higher education, identifying the drivers and challenges behind the adoption of technology enhanced learning.
In their results, UCISA found the primary driver for the use of TEL in higher education remains, enhancing the quality of learning and teaching. "Meeting student expectations" is again in second place whilst a new response, arising from a greater emphasis on the National Student Survey, “Improving student satisfaction” comes in as the third most common driver.