"It is undeniable that the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation in every industry, especially higher education. Colleges and universities must prepare students for an increasingly digital workforce — and prepare faculty and staff for an increasingly digital campus. However, despite the significant growth in online learning, many students and faculty still face a technology knowledge gap, preventing them from effectively using digital learning solutions."—Source: EdTech Magazine
WHY THIS MATTERS:
While some students are technologically savvy, institutions should not assume that all learners have solid digital literacy skills or fluency with specific technologies. As digital learning plays a bigger role than ever before, institutions must work to keep students who might struggle.