The skills that got us here won’t get us to where we are going. That is obvious: Discussions of consolidations between two-year and four-year campuses brings to mind Clay Christensen’s prediction of the risk of massive college closures as a result of escalation of costs. We have entered a new era of accountability, where student retention and timely completion are as important as student enrollment.
The question is: how will your institution adapt? Faced with ongoing academic and financial pressures—concern of rising tuition costs, reduced government funding, greater academic success accountability, and changing student demographics, institutions need to recalibrate and plan a new learning path forward in order to thrive in the changing educational climate.
This new learning path forward involves digital learning, a technology-based learning platform that deepens learning experiences, and advances students’ success and degree completion by infusing pedagogy, teaching, and learning with more engagement, collaboration, and enhanced assessment. It requires piecing relevant educational experiences together—be it classroom lectures, distance learning, flipped classes, and blended learning—to meet your institution’s and academic programs’ learning objectives and student success goals.
What could digital learning look like in 2025 if we could do it all over? What lessons learned can we build upon?
Creating a digital learning path forward requires more than a shiny, new set of LMS features. It involves:
A flexible and standards-based teaching and learning platform that allows your institution to mix and match digital learning tools optimally for each subject and program, e.g. the digital learning experience for foreign languages differs considerably from calculus. More >
An affordable subscription-based pricing plan that allows your institution to experiment and move forward with digital learning on your terms and at your pace rather continually bumping up against a campus-wide LMS migration. More >
Hands-on, high-touch, unlimited 24/7/365 support that resolves each faculty, student, and administrator’s digital learning problem completely—which by the way, actually encourages them to use digital learning tools in their classroom. More >
Resources that help your institution define and embed your digital learning strategy—not just with campus leaders, but with all stakeholders in every single department—so people, process, technology, and vendor all move forward on the same learning path together More >