On January 22nd, the Meetup group met to discuss how CIOs and other IT professionals could prioritize the “right” IT with a reduced department and/or budget. As one of our most engaging virtual discussions yet, there was a lot to take away from each speaker’s perspective.
With 2020 behind us and January speeding by at an incredible pace, it can be difficult to keep on top of all that’s happening across higher ed. In this month’s article, our principal consultants highlight some of the articles and publications that have caught their eye so far.
Needless to say, 2020 has been an unprecedented year for higher education, as it has for nearly every other facet of our lives. With uncertainty around every corner, it’s more important than ever to stay up to date on what’s happening across the industry. In this month’s article, our principal consultants highlight some of the articles and publications that have caught their eye so far.
Before 2020, higher education was faced with increasing financial challenges caused by declining demographics, a dwindling international student base, and numerous other issues. The COVID-19 crisis forced schools to transition their spring semesters online very quickly. Technology proved not only useful but vital for them to survive until the fall semester. It seems that digital transformation has now become less of an “if” and more of a “when” for higher education, something essential for all but the largest organizations that are likely already utilizing the technology.
As the higher education industry and the rest of the world are in the process of transitioning their face-to-face operations to remote, one thing is becoming abundantly clear: more colleges and universities are looking to upgrade their current learning management systems to something more modern, easier to use, and outfitted to help their institution excel in the post-COVID-19 world.