Adopting technology into higher education - 5 factors of influence


Within the higher education set ups, emerging technologies are becoming more dependable for a better and potential impact on teaching and learning methods. The growth of one's knowledge would entirely depend on experimenting newer technologies and approaches into learning modules.

The five top factors of influence in adopting technology into higher education can be:

Multiple learning models

Today's higher education curriculum stresses more on collaborative models, online and hybrid learning methods to impart knowledge. Universities are gradually embracing the concept of hybrid learning, by helping students to potentially harness and engage in gaining broad spectrum of information about a lesson or a subject, within a shorter period of time.

Online programmes are specifically built to be flexible, accessible and dynamic in nature. Students find this kind of learning method more useful and workable on projects and assessments, bearing in mind the experimentation of the real industry skills and work standards. On a relative note, a web-conferencing software can facilitate smaller groups of people to resolve issues and conduct mini workshops.


Social media with higher gears

According to reports, there are around 6 billion accounts shared on more than top 20 social media platforms throughout the world. Everyone in the higher educational set up including students, teachers, alumni, educators and general public use social media as a suitable ground of professional practice, sharing their learning acquired on and off classrooms, voicing out their opinions about people and things, and so on. Hence, social media has been clearly accepted by the higher education sector, as a powerful tool to reach out and communicate.

Pedagogical Shift

The patterns and practices of pedagogy on education is gradually evolving universally. The age old method of one way consumption of information would be overtaken by self-creation of content. Students would be provided with a upper hand in utilising their creative freedom to learn and produce something unique, according to their ability and need for invention.

Embedding hands-on learning experiences into curriculum is the best part of the shift. It trains a learner to capitalise on the streams of entrepreneurship, dynamic leadership, creative prowess, inter-dependency on his/her networks, and independent workmanship.


Online Learning

Everything is moving in the online track these days. Digital learning is going to be the norm for all future learners. It serves as an alternative form of face-to-face learning. There would be more of e-learners than classroom learners because of its flexibility, integration of hybrid technologies, and accessibility to the available data / information. The videos and voice tools would enhance the interactive activities between students and online instructors, giving way to an improvement in quality.



Adaptable to evolve

The key to greater success is the attitude to evolve. Usage of technology would be ever-changing. A learner's mind would be left with two major options to choose. One is change and another is decline. Innovation can be most effective with the support of technology. Students and faculty must move in the direction of entrepreneurial spirit for excellent results and outputs.

Improvements and evaluation in teaching and learning technologies would always bring about a better understanding of your own stance in the market, and motivate you to sustain your power to survive.


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