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Andy Hicken

Andy Hicken, Ph.D., is the VP of Technology Solutions at Forj (formerly Web Courseworks). He is an innovator and creative problem solver with over 15 years of academic teaching and association consulting experience. He brings a wealth of expertise in developing and designing technology for performance improvement, psychometrics, and lifelong learning. Passionate about professional development, Andy specializes in data analysis and leveraging data to help medical societies and healthcare associations map out the next phase of their continuing education programs with effective and scalable solutions.

The Top Trends in Learning: 2023 Hype Curve Predictions

Each year, we examine trends to explore how learning has evolved and predict where it's likely to go in the future. The Learning Hype Curve is a visual representation of what's trending, built using the Gartner Hype Cycle theory. The theory holds that technologies emerge with little initial recognition and grow in familiarity until they reach their maximum "hype" at five points: Innovation Trigger, Peak of Inflated Expectations, Trough of Disillusionment, Slope of Enlightenment, and Plateau of Productivity.

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