Higher Education is Changing
31% of higher education students take at least one course online. Is your college or university reaching these students?
Students enrolling in colleges and universities across the nation are digital natives. They grew up in a world of computers, Internet connections, and social networking and are more likely to prefer a study group in Google+ Hangouts opposed to meeting in person.
Add to this trend increased enrollment, decreased funding, and recent advances in educational technology, and it is no wonder that pundits predict massive change in higher education within the next five to ten years. In fact, in a 2012 study by The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project and Elon University's Imagining the Internet Center, 60 percent of respondents predicted significant changes in higher education by 2020, largely brought about by technological innovation.
While many educators believe technology will significantly change higher education, there is little agreement in how those changes will occur. Instead, colleges and universities across the nation are testing various implementation methods, from flipped classrooms to MOOCs, to determine what will work at their institutions.
According to an article from Trusteeship magazine, one of the biggest issues facing colleges trying to implement technology into their classroom is the availability of resources. Specifically, the article mentions budget cuts, lack of key human resources like instructors and support personnel, and faculty resistance to teaching online as key internal obstacles an institution must overcome.
One way institutions overcome these internal limitations is by identifying thinking partners they can work with to help bridge the gap between where that institution is today and where it wants to be in the future. Since 1992, over 35,000 institutions and organizations globally have trusted Rosetta Stone to help take them where they wanted to go with their language-learning program.
Whether you're looking to add supplementary material to faculty-led instruction or develop an online language course, Rosetta Stone has the knowledge and expertise to get you where you want to go.
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