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In 2022, the world of higher education is going to look a lot different than it does today. What are some of the trends that we can expect? In this blog post, we will discuss four trends that have been predicted by experts in the field of higher education for what might be coming. According to various articles by experts in Higher Education, we can expect four major trends in higher education in 2022.


  1. Greater Focus on Development and Execution of Innovation Strategies

Research shows that students who participate in learning experiences outside of the classroom learn more and are better prepared for work after graduation. This means that coursework needs to adapt to include opportunities outside of the classroom to allow students greater access to learning experiences.


  1. Greater Focus on Learner Experience

More focus will be placed on student satisfaction (i.e., how individuals feel while they are engaged in learning experiences). This means there will be a greater emphasis on creating engaging learning experiences with great instructional design, ideally one that makes students feel like they are part of a community.


  1. More Online and Hybrid Learning

Yes, most experts agree that this trend is here to stay. Asynchronous education has been around for some time now but it continues to grow in popularity due to the flexibility it provides for students. This means no more sitting in a lecture hall from 9 am-5 pm as students can now take classes that are completely online. In addition, Hybrid education is also growing as an option for those who wish to have the best of both worlds – online and on-campus.


  1. More of Student Expectations of Online Learning

As online learning continues to grow, so do student expectations. Students are expecting more out of their online coursework than ever before which means they are looking for new technologies that can provide them with greater access to content outside of the traditional format of online learning.



Higher Education is constantly evolving to meet the needs of students and educators. The entrance requirements for college are changing, as are the types of degrees offered. The way that people learn has also changed drastically over the past decade or two with innovations in technology that allow learners to study virtually anywhere, anytime.