10 Jan Digital Transformation in Education: How Schools Are Benefiting
🔎Digital transformation in education is all about making changes to the way we educate students. This could mean anything from incorporating new technology into the classroom, to changing the way we assess and track student progress. Whatever changes are made, they should aim to improve overall student outcomes.
🧐 There are many benefits to digital transformation in education. For one, it helps improve learning outcomes for students. In addition, it makes schools more secure by protecting against cyber threats.
📣 And finally, it provides IT support to manage and deliver on the requirements of a digital learning environment.
A digital transformation will look different for every company and for each industry.
💡However, broadly speaking, it describes the integration of digital technology into each area of the business. It results in core changes to how a business operates and delivers their products or services to customers by taking advantage of the technological advancements.
❗️How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed digital transformation?
⛔️When the novel coronavirus struck, it forced societal changes around the globe. Nearly overnight, governments issued orders that limited large gatherings of people, restricted in-person business operations, and encouraged people to work from home as much as possible.
👉In response, businesses and schools alike began to look for ways to continue their operations remotely, thanks to the internet. They turned to various collaboration platforms and video conferencing capacities to remain engaged with their colleagues, clients, and students while working from home offices.
The COVID-19 crisis has shown us how Internet connectivity is crucial to everyday activities such as work, learning and staying in touch with family and friends. Studenst lacking quality and reliable Internet access were disproportionately impacted by global shutdowns, as they were unable to continue their education. Today more than ever, there is a need to strengthen national infrastructure to ensure that connectivity is more widely available. Equally important is the need to strengthen school connectivity plans and to invest in quality learning in order to improve the educational access, learning outcomes and earning potential of young people, as well as the socio-economic development of their communities and countries
✔️ Exploring the key changes can help people understand how organizations can embrace their digital transformation and what parts of these changes will likely be here to last.
1. Greater investment and prioritization of technology
2. Paying attention to employee and customer experiences on technology
3. Inspiring a ‘spring-cleaning’ of technology to streamline investments
4. Increase in use of automation to improve the customer experience and build contactless services
5. Viewing technology as a means to innovate and thrive
6. Greater investment in cybersecurity