Georgia Tech exec: Tech key to answering higher ed 'triple threat'
- Georgia Tech Center for 21st Century Universities Executive Director Richard DeMillo told Campus Technology 2016 attendees that technology will soon govern how colleges and universities are operated.
- DeMillo says MOOCs, artificial intelligence and personal technology are making traditional classroom service delivery too expensive to maintain, and too exclusionary by today's standards of access.
- Technology allows for customization in teaching and learning models, which gives institutions more flexibility in managing the business of education and making decisions based upon performance and research-based data.
In short order, students will expect for classroom access, financial aid management, mentoring and other college functions to be accessible through mobile technology and personal devices. This will mean colleges and universities must learn to be responsive in upgrading tech systems and security on campuses nationwide.
Campus CIOs will increasingly need to seek flexible solutions to adapt services to a diverse body of students with diverse needs. Business officers will also be an important part of this tech revolution, as schools work to monetize tech elements in access, campus signage and promotional space and service delivery.