digital learning

CAOs tell all on their top 4 IT priorities

Survey offers a glimpse at how chief academic officers view IT issues, resources.

A resounding majority of chief academic officers (CAOs) (86 percent) said they believe digital learning tools and resources make learning more efficient and effective for students, according to a recent survey.

In the same survey, Provosts, Pedagogy, and Digital Learning Survey, 92 percent of those CAOs said adaptive learning technology has great potential to improve learning outcomes for students. Nearly 90 percent said they would like their faculty to use adaptive learning technologies more in entry-level and gateway courses.

Despite this enthusiasm, less than one-third of surveyed CAOs said they believe their campus investment in data analysis and managerial analytics, as well as IT resources and support services, for students and faculty has been very effective.

Just 37 percent said their campus investment in IT to support online and on-campus instruction has been very effective.

(Next page: CAOs’ top IT priorities and concerns)

Laura Ascione