Higher education challenges consists of an interesting combination of the natural evolution of new teaching methods and a type of student with higher expectations: technology and social commitment as common ground.
Not only do higher education institutions need to provide modern tools and skills appropriately to this new generation, but they also have the difficult task of identifying future trends in order to prepare students for emerging jobs or those not yet identified.
While the goal of the institution is to provide quality education and improve its reputation, higher education institutions also have their own objectives as an entity. Faculty members, who are mostly well-trained professionals, may consider industry-specific goals, but the labor market, in turn, is the main consumer of this product and defines the success of the process.
RICOH helps position your institution as a leader in innovation, increasing the satisfaction of a prospective student by aligning their expectations with a higher level.
Below are the challenges of each main decision maker on an education institution.
President: Brand differentiation and reputation.
Academic Director: Retention and Graduation, Student performance, Quality of education.
CFO & CIO: Cost reduction and infrastructure creation.
At RICOH, we help students transcend the transition into the market proactively. Mainly, in order to do that schools need to offer a Collaborative Experience, content that is aligned to the modern times and Differentiated Instruction.
Collaborative experience occurs through group interaction and the exploration of different perspectives of other students and teachers. The role of the teacher is to become a facilitator rather than a professor.
Collaborative tools help unite students in a shared knowledge discovery and discovery exercise, and helps develop the skills and teamwork that students will face in their professional lives.
Although the Internet makes it possible to exchange services and information, it is not necessarily reliable. Tools such as identity management and access are designed to ensure reliability for those who access resources (data centers, databases, remote instruments, learning resources, etc.).
The ability to share resources beyond the limitations of the physical campus depends on the management of trust, identity and access.
Heading off to college is a major life change for the majority of students. Part of your role is to help make that transition as seamless as possible for them. At RICOH, we believe we can help narrow this gap by helping students transcend the transition neatly.