Adaptive learning and big data are just two of the important technologies that are having a significant impact on the education sector.
According to Gartner, there are a number of social and economic pressures that are causing education leaders to reevaluate their business models and consider a variety of new technologies, including cutting the cost of administering education institutions.
Gartner vice-president and distinguished analyst Jan-Martin Lowendahl believes that traditional educational business models are being challenged by the emergence of new digital technologies.
The organisation has identified the top ten most important strategic technologies for the education industry this year, including adaptive learning, adaptive e-textbooks, big data and sourcing strategies.
Other important technologies include customer relationship management (CRM), open microdentials, digital assessment, mobile technology and social learning.
CRM in particular has now turned into a recognised tool for tracking and managing relationships among people including students, parents, alumni and benefactors.
Mr Lowendahl explained: “An increasing number of technical innovations and technology trends are emerging from within the industry, but most will emerge outside the industry, driven by major forces such as digital business and the consumerization and industrialization of IT.
“Education sector CIOs need to take a broad approach and consider technologies from outside the education community, as well as looking for lessons from their peers. Focus on those that are most appropriate to your institution's strategy.”
Global spending in the education sector is expected to rise 2.3 per cent to $67.8 billion this year, highlighting the rising importance of the technology.
With many companies still unaware of how these new technologies can help their business, it is important that professionals are properly educated on how to get the best out of them.
Without the right knowledge, businesses could fall guilty of investing money in something they don’t understand, which will ultimately just lead to resources being wasted.
Posted by Jon Aspinell on 27th February 2015
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