International student mobility and a growing consumerist attitude in students are intensifying the war for talent. For institutions, the number and variety of regional and global competitors is rising fast. With public funding of higher education under pressure, it is often the students that end up paying the price. Which makes them, rightly so, even more demanding in terms of the academic path they want to carve out for themselves. Students have come to expect better value for money, intuitive student apps, and full support throughout their journey.
Rethink your strategy for teaching, learning, and administration
To survive in this increasingly competitive environment, you must rethink delivery models for teaching, learning, and, finally, administration, so they can capitalize on change now rather than being consumed by it.
These are the four trends that will help you come out on top if you are able to incorporate them in your strategy:
- Support the complete student journey
- Adapt to non-traditional students and non-traditional forms of education
- Provide student and learning analytics everywhere
- Improve student retention and success.
Reimagining student and employee experiences from recruitment to alumni, will help you to withstand these challenges in higher education. And in this digital world – that is increasingly taking place in the cloud – embedding these new ways of looking at the student journey in your IT strategy will be a key-driver for success.