The Smart Future Is Here

Who Is Your Partner For Staying Smart?

North Coast EduVisory Services LLC monitors technologies, trends and issues that affect higher education institutions and commercial learning organizations

We help you see how specific technologies and the practices they support can change how people complete a degree or certification, or learn to perform their jobs.  

North Coast can help you chart a course toward the digital transformation that matters to your stakeholders.


North Coast EduVisory was founded in 2019 as a “safe place” for senior-level higher educational colleagues to ask questions about emerging technologies and receive personalized reports.  They wanted advice and guidance for selecting the “right” innovation. They wanted to stay away from the hype and the “white noise” that often surrounds new innovations. We were able to help.

Today, North Coast is a research consultancy. We assist stakeholders as they evaluate emerging technologies to support education and training. We specifically monitor trends, issues and technologies that affect how education and training stakeholders engage with new media and technology for future learning and development endeavors.  

We help leaders identify priorities to select and develop programs that showcase innovations, building institutional capacity using innovations such as generative AI, augmented reality and blockchain to address specific opportunities for supporting student success.  

North Coast Offers

We specialize in learning markets intelligence

for senior decision-makers responsible for Learning Technology Innovation

in their institution, agencies and enterprises.


This brief weekly digest points to recent industry news on emerging tech,
and highlights market research and scientific research of relevance. It is available for free, by subscription


The New Learning Frontier, highlights a range of current “emergent” learning technology issues, while providing information, perspectives and links for more detailed reading on selected topics of interest.

It is available for free when you click here.



Executive Summaries offer a “deep dive” description of new trends, research and practices emerging from developments including generative AI, and augmented reality. Topics have been curated specifically for senior-level decision-makers responsible for “getting things done”. These reports are free, and are available by subscription.

North Coast hosts quarterly interactive video conversations with educational decision-makers interested in “thinking differently” about the new world order unleased by analytics, AI and new media. These conversations are “invitation-only” small group discussions to learn more emergent advanced technology trends tools and techniques such as AI, XR and analytics.

New Fall Schedule Coming Soon!

Let's Talk

Click the button below to schedule some time to talk about your questions.

Please give me an idea of what you would like with me.

Thanks again for your interest,

Ellen D. Wagner, Ph.D

Managing Partner