Four Technologies that Are Transforming Higher Education

As institutions are faced with the pressure of a declining student enrollment, 9% since 2011 according to the National Student Clearninghouse, evolving their business models to deliver an exceptional student experience has become a matter of transform or perish.

Savvy institutions are beginning to reimagine their business models and processes. I speak with higher education leaders regularly, who realize the need to act more like a business by evaluating new approaches to a culture that puts student needs at the center of decision making. Many of these leaders are leveraging technology for dramatic improvements. [insert Educause number graphics]

There are many types of technology that will transform institutions today and in the future. In my 35 years in the technology industry I have never been more excited about the potential for education technology to help enable the transformation of Higher Education. In a recent Forbes article, Transform Or Perish: Innovative Tech Key To Higher Education Survival, I discuss the following technology advancements that I’m eager to see continue the higher education transformation:

  1. Various learning modalities, like those that Greenville Technical College is using to train future manufacturing employees.
  2. Predictive analytics that offer greater agility like those used at Georgia State University.
  3. Cloud-based platforms that provide greater operational efficiencies across campuses, like that at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
  4. Self-service automation to improve the student experience is one way we expect artificial intelligence to have a positive effect on American lives in the next decade.
With more competition for fewer students, higher education institutions need to look at new models of higher education delivery and use of innovative technology to change that trajectory. To hear more about how Campus Management is enabling innovation, check out some of our on-demand webinars.

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