In a time where enterprises across all industries, from retail to finance, are evaluating their business processes and offerings to meet the technology advancements occurring every day, higher education is tasked with keeping up. Since the first Intranet was created for students at University of Illinois in 1960, and Electronic University Network offered its first online course in 1986, universities all across the country, and world, have worked to meet the growing demand of the online world and meet the student experience.

Gen Z-ers and beyond have grown up with technology, and many students today expect their education to be delivered in a similarly technical manner. Both students and professors are increasingly taking a modern approach to learning with hands-on experiences and access to the latest technologies, using interactive whiteboards in classrooms and educational games on tablets.

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According to the NCES, 74 percent of Pre-K to grade 12 teachers say technology enables them to reinforce and expand on content and 65 percent say technology allows them to demonstrate something they cannot show any other way.

About the Author:

Clifford Kemp is a professor of Computer Science at Indian River State College. He has more than 15 years’ experience as an instructor teaching computer science courses, industry certifications, and cyber security at IRSC.

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