Building Tomorrow's Education Enterprise
Ask what technology can do for education, and a never-before-possible future unfolds — pervasive classrooms, faster learning, and most importantly: the ability to track performance and results across the system – for students, educators and management alike. However, institutions today are preparing to face their toughest tests yet — regulation and disruption. The answers: a new school of thought, best-in-class technology, and the right strategy.
Challenges & Opportunities
Realizing the promise of virtual colleges: New technologies, coupled with changing attitudes and student profiles have broken barriers to integrate everyone from parents and faculty to third-party information providers and regulators. Social media, instructional design and collaborative platforms are just some of the ways to stay ahead in this learning revolution.
Student mobility: Higher education has gone global. So have students. As they pursue learning internationally, competing for their talent is creating new business models — increased acquisitions from private institutions, international partnerships and the opening of overseas 'branch campuses'.
Satisfying the new 'avatar' of students: The expectations are endless. And justifiably so. In addition to demanding digital learning, students also expect institutions to round their skills and make them 'corporate-ready'. Institutions that can provide this edge, and more, will get closer to keeping their classrooms full.
Increased regulation: The call for more accountability in terms of student success and employability is changing core institutional processes around student management, administration and marketing. The need? New metrics and tracking mechanisms that can help demonstrate proof of 'value addition'