Hype Cycles

Gartner’s Hype Cycle, introduced in 1995, characterizes the typical progression of an emerging technology, from overenthusiasm through a period of disillusionment to an eventual understanding of the technology’s relevance and role in a market or domain [3,4]


Image: Gartner Group

Gartner’s 2007 “hype cycle” for higher education [1]:

  • On the rise
    • Quantum Computing
    • Open-Source Higher-Education SIS
    • Open-Source Higher-Education Financials
    • CobiT — Higher Education
    • Technology-Enabled classrooms
    • Virtual Environments/Virtual Worlds
  • At the peak of inflated expectations
    • Global Library Digitalization Projects
    • ITIL — Higher Education
    • ID and Access Management — Higher Education
    • Personally Owned Devices With Campus Network Access
    • Podcasting learning content
  • Sliding into the trough of disillusionment
    • E-learning repositories
    • Peer-to-Peer Entertainment for Students
    • Learning content management
    • Grid Computing
    • Open-Source Higher Education Portals
    • E-portfolios
    • Wikis
    • CRM for Enrollment Management
    • Digital Rights Management
    • Open-Source E-Learning Applications
  • Climbing the slope of enlightenment
    • RFID Library Materials Management
    • Tablet PC
    • Web Services for Administrative Applications
    • IP Video for E-Learning
    • Next-Generation Library Management Systems
    • Internet2/Next-Generation Internet
    • Business Intelligence Platforms
    • Higher Education Enterprise Portals
  • Entering the Plateau
    • 802.11x on Campus
    • Course Management Systems

Gartner’s 2006 “hype cycle” for higher education [2]:

  • On the rise
    • COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and related Technology, a set of best practices for information management created by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association)
    • Technology-enabled classrooms
    • Global library digitalization projects
  • At the peak of inflated expectations
    • ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library, a set of IT management best practices developed by the British Office of Government Commerce)
    • Personally owned devices with campus network access
    • Podcasting learning content
    • ID and access management
  • Sliding into the trough of disillusionment
    • E-learning repositories
    • Peer-to-peer entertainment
    • CRM for enrollment management
    • Learning content management
    • Open source e-learning applications
    • E-portfolios
    • Web services for administrative applications
    • RFID library materials management
  • Climbing the slope of enlightenment
    • IP video for e-learning
    • Next-generation library management systems
    • Internet2/next-generation Internet
    • 802.11x on campus
    • Higher education enterprise portals
    • Course management systems

[1] Hype Cycle for Higher Education, 2007 (2007-Jul-11) [Gartner]
[2] Hype Cycle for Higher Education, 2006 (2006-Jun-30) [Gartner]
[3] Understanding Gartner’s Hype Cycles, 2006 (2006-Jun-30) [Gartner]
[4] Understanding Gartner’s Hype Cycles, 2006 (2006-Jun-30)*Restricted Access* [UNIMELB – Gartner intraWeb]
[5] Understanding Hype Cycles [Gartner]

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