The COVID-19 pandemic changed the classroom by creating a sudden need for large-scale investments in online learning– but are they here to stay? In this roundup, we explore how higher learning institutions have fast-tracked technological innovations to improve the remote learning experience, and what we have learned from these innovations one year later. Can these innovations make a lasting impact on educational strategy in the post-pandemic future? Read the stories here.
One Year Later: Are Higher Ed Pandemic Tech Investments Here To Stay?
When it comes to virtual learning investments made in response to pandemic safety, Forbes asks, “Did we invest wisely or did we panic-purchase?”. One year later, we look at how various purchases,including improving access to WiFi, upgrading classroom technology, training faculty, automating processes, exploring cloud solutions, and improvingcontact-free services can offer long-term strategies. Read more about it here.
AI Innovation at Strayer University Aids in Virtual Education Success
To better serve its online learning community, Strayer University invested in AI to build a chatbot named Irving. But Irving is much more than just an FAQ – Irving is a full virtual assistant that is programmed to have complex, multi-step conversations with students, with an ability to address 90% of their questions. Read more about Irving here.
Remote Learning is Here to Stay: What Educational Institutions Need to Create a Future Strategy
Is the focus on remote learning unique to the global pandemic, or will it play a part in long-term educational strategies? In this article, two industry specialists believe that remote learning has a permanent place in the future of education. They share their recommendations on how educational institutions should invest in technology in order to improve the overall quality of education, such as leaning on AI to assess student performance. Read more of what they had to say about it here.