While regional differences and COVID-19 case counts all play a role in universities’ reopening plans, one thing is certain: Digital transformation is now an immediate priority.
“Higher education is at a turning point,” says Donna Kidwell, CTO of EdTech at Arizona State University. “We simply can’t assume that the traditional models of delivering education are sustainable without adaptation. If we’re to thrive and deliver on our mission, we’ll need to innovate.”
The herculean efforts to move classes online and prepare campuses to reopen are not in vain, but there’s still much work to be done to reopen and reimagine how higher education should evolve for future disruption. Shifting to digital channels, adopting digital apps, personalizing experiences, and unifying disparate technology into a single platform — these are all no-brainers.
While the majority of digital initiatives are too tactical, too short term, and too siloed, the most innovative and future-proof institutions … Read more