The latest technological developments are affecting different aspects of society and the higher education sector. With this digital development, higher education is becoming more attainable, accessible, affordable and effective. This is brilliant for students who have different socioeconomic backgrounds and live in various parts of the world. With the adoption of digital, institutions can provide learners with various high-quality opportunities that will improve their educational experiences.
Technological innovations are changing the way universities interact with learners. This allows global institutions to implement different methods, such as adaptive learning technologies, mobile applications and learning management systems to offer students a more engaging experience.
As well as this, the development of digital has permitted the growth of online education. This progress is related to the development of digital content which is accessible by adopting mobile technology and video-based communications.
Furthermore, these same technologies have allowed universities to collaborate on many influential research projects. As well as this, through them, universities have safer, smarter and efficient communications.
In addition, the collection of data through the Internet and the use of analytical software have permitted administrators to better understand students’ needs. Therefore, they have started providing learners with different services such as smart map apps or IP-enabled cameras to enhance their experience.
With the advance of technology, videos have become a key player in higher education. Nowadays, lectures are available online via pre-recorded video and homework is completed with teachers in the class. Also, videos have allowed universities to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs), accessible to students worldwide.
Additionally, the development of digital has spread the use of learning management systems. Through them, universities can plan, access, facilitate, implement and monitor the students’ learning process. Learning management systems contain both educational content, resource and course preparation which allow institutions to deliver an outstanding student experience.
Finally, technological development has permitted students to engage with other learners wherever and whenever they want, through these new platforms.