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Although technology has played an important role in the education system for many years, the COVID-19 pandemic has proved it to be essential. The technology used and refined over the last two years enabled students to get an education from home without missing a class or assignment.
Now that students know they can earn a degree from home, universities must deliver programs that are vital and current. Many students and prospective students are looking for education options that allow them to concurrently work, stay home with their families, travel, or attend school in a different state.
As such, it is also important that universities implement technology that allows students to have an enriched learning experience. Below are three strategies for leveraging eLearning technology that helps students and professors reach their goals:
Many skills that people learned when they obtained their degree are no longer relevant in today’s tech-forward job market. As organizations across every industry implemented new technologies into their everyday processes, employees were required to adapt quickly or fall behind.
According to a Gartner report , “64% of managers don't think their employees can keep pace with future skill needs,” and “70% of employees say they haven't even mastered the skills they need for their jobs today.”
Universities need to reach students on their time and in their locations. One Harvard professor implemented a “Choice Model” into his programs during the pandemic, “which allows students to choose, every day, whether they’ll attend class in person or online (via Zoom).”
By the end of the course, he discovered:
Out-of-date technology is often vulnerable, difficult to use, and cannot be seamlessly integrated with other programs and hardware. Modern technology considers what the current user needs and is designed to address their most pressing pain points. Furthermore, modern technology is built to be updated. Teams of IT professionals are constantly working to improve software and create a better user experience.
According to US News and World Reports , benefits of online professional learning include:
1. Course flexibility
2. Learning new skills and improving existing ones
3. Instant relevance to your job
4. New career opportunities
With these benefits in mind, it’s clear that modern technology that can handle the needs of students and teachers is essential.
Amesite helps educational institutions and businesses, such as Wayne State University, improve learning as their technology partner, delivering a disruptive technology-driven by artificial intelligence. We make it possible for universities to access the best possible technology with a trusted partner. Contact us today for a demo.