It offers a great on-campus experience for students.
The best schools of the future will be those that integrate technology into their classrooms and back-office processes. The end result will be an environment that enriches the interaction between teachers, technology and students.
Bernardo Rafael Caraveo Posadas - Manager Development Vertical Market Education
In an increasingly globalized world, competition among higher education institutions for staff and students is fierce. With rising tuition fees, students are becoming increasingly demanding and are looking for more than reputation. Students and faculty want superior services and the latest technology, as well as a quality academic environment.
However, it can be difficult for higher education institutions to keep up with the rapid pace of technological change. An increasing number of schools are relying on relationships with trusted technology partners to keep up with the speed of change and the transformation of traditional ways of working should focus on attracting talent and meeting the needs and demands of the next generation of students.
The best schools of the future will be those that integrate technology into their classrooms and back-office processes. The end result will be an environment that enriches the interaction between teachers, technology and students. Implementing the right technology and infrastructure will facilitate the student experience.
For example, in creating a print store via the Cloud anywhere, anytime, or implementing the tools and processes that will help faculties grade exams more quickly and accurately so that students can check and withdraw their grades and records at their convenience. Implementing Classroom Technology solutions will help provide a learning experience with space utilization capabilities and a paperless approach that will reduce costs. On the other hand, institutions should partner with a technology provider that has the resources, skills and knowledge to establish a solid campus modernization strategy, with the ability to handle connectivity trends such as BYOD. By doing so, institutions will be better prepared to shift toward student demands and new online learning models.
To prepare students, universities need to give them the ability to focus on their learning outside the classroom as well - allowing them to log on to the web on their personal devices from the classroom, their dorm room or even from their seats at the basketball practice site, having a connected campus will be crucial for retention and attracting new students. On the other hand, to increase the competitiveness of institutions, they will need to include more efficient and innovative internal processes across a range of functions that will attract new students and improve the services provided to them.
Having an expert technology partner as a business partner will help institutions stay on top of their technology needs to provide students and staff with the tools they need to excel in today's knowledge economy. Including state-of-the-art solutions on campus to enhance student life will reduce costs and modernize learning and collaboration spaces so that students and staff have access to the latest communication, printing and IT technology.