Giving Compass’ Take:
· As technology continues to infiltrate the field of education, Hallie Busta at Education Dive discusses four edtech trends that colleges should be prepared to adopt.
· How has technology changed the way students learn today? Why is it important for schools to adopt technology in the classroom today?
The way America goes to college is changing. Rising tuition and new workforce development pathways are encouraging prospective students to consider alternative post-secondary education options. Meanwhile, higher education is consolidating and the colleges remaining are taking programs online to reach a wider audience. And technologies such as augmented and virtual reality are changing the nature of instruction.
Yet interest in addressing and even capitalizing on these changes has been measured among higher education leaders. Just 12% of college presidents ranked institutional research in information technology as an important area of development in the American Council on Education’s (ACE’s) latest American College President Study, according to ACE President Ted Mitchell during a presentation at Educause’s annual convention last week in Denver.
That’s not to say transformation isn’t quietly underway. “It’s currently happening, and right under our noses,” said Mitchell.
Read the full article about edtech trends by Hallie Busta at Education Dive.
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