Microsoft’s vice president for worldwide education, Anthony Salcito, highlights the future of higher education technology.
Rochester Institute of Technology’s MAGIC Spell Studios explores the intersection of digital media, film, games and entrepreneurship. The facility breaks down silos between traditional fields such as arts, engineering and computing, and provides a commercial studio for all students, faculty and staff.
While maintaining a collaborative environment, IT leaders must take a leading role in helping to define the scope and requirements of major projects on their campuses—ensuring needs and wants are defined, understood and kept separate.
In a recent survey, most chief academic officers (CAOs) at 359 two- and four-year institutions (86 percent) agreed that digital content and learning can improve the student experience. Eighty-seven percent of CAOs said digital learning resources “make learning more efficient and effective for students”; and 74 percent agreed that digital content would provide a richer and more personalized learning experience over print resources. However, a big hold-up to going “all digital” is a lack of student access to devices.
The creation of internet fast lanes could come at a high cost to higher education, experts on technology and learning warn.
Forward-looking universities are expanding the traditional student transcript into a more complete digital representation of learning inside and outside the classroom.
By monitoring the social media platform, higher ed leaders can react to early warning signs.
The secretary of Education announced the app, plus plans to modernize the federal student aid application process, at a conference in Orlando.
From curricula to teaching to enrollment, stakeholders generally share wide agreement about strategies to improve student success across higher education. There is great enthusiasm for the adoption of new platforms and strategies, such as competency-based education, adaptive learning and personalized learning. Many institutions are looking to new delivery models to help them adapt to the changing landscape.
Tools for digital learning have become almost ubiquitous in schools and colleges today. A new study, however, suggests that higher education institutions need to boost digital literacy and ensure students have the digital production skills they’re likely to need in the workplace.