ABOUT HIGHER EDUCATION: TECHNOLOGY PROFILES IN SUCCESS - FALL EDITION
Higher education institutions have had to accelerate their technology usage and investments to better engage students, ensure accessibility for all, and to more effectively assess knowledge and progress, while quickly adapting to a blended learning environment. This virtual event will showcase essential ways universities and colleges can embrace student engagement methods and technologies effectively to improve the student experience in this rapidly changing environment.
KEYNOTE: TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMATION: HYBRID EDUCATION IS THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
The business of higher education is rapidly changing, and the way decisions are being made and how technology is being used and implemented is moving fast. With improving student engagement at the core in this new blended learning environment, universities and colleges need to make sure all stakeholders have a voice in the technology and tools being implemented including faculty, administrators and even students. This collaborative process is a paradigm shift for higher education but essential to the successful deployment of new technologies to better the student experience, support instructors and ensure the competitiveness of each institution.
TECH TIPS: ENSURING PREPAREDNESS FOR THE REAL WORLD FROM THE EYES OF THE STUDENT
Higher education leaders and instructors have had to take a crash course and embrace new technology tools to better reach and engage their students including adopting emerging technologies including artificial intelligence and virtual reality to simulate real-world experiences. Studies show most graduating students do not feel ready for the job world after college. It is therefore essential for colleges and universities to be creating and embrace strategies and tech tools to better prepare their students.
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGIES THAT WORK
The hybrid learning model may be here to stay for colleges and universities, however many higher education institutions are still struggling with successfully engaging and measuring the progress of their students. While the implementation of an online learning curriculum is now a staple of nearly every college and university, some faculty are still struggling with course design and adopting the additional roles of facilitator and event technologist to better the student experience. Here are some successful tips and examples to improve student engagement, and as a result their performance.
CONNECTIVITY IS KEY TO STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY
Higher education institutions are embracing the latest connectivity technology to build a fast, secure, and easy-to-access network to ensure equal access for all students and faculty. Next generation network strategies from Private Wireless Networks with LTE or 5G technology to boost bandwidth speeds or Wi-Fi 6, accessibility is the cornerstone of every campus IT infrastructure. Blended learning is here to stay and all universities and colleges need to ensure they have the proper connectivity solutions to meet the needs of their entire education community—whether they are on campus or not.
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