Blog Post

How Technology is Reshaping
Higher Education

From the Classroom to Administration, Technology is Enhancing the Education Experience
Lynn Amaya, Director — Web Product Management

A professor standing at a podium giving a lecture in front of rows of desks.

A student in a library study carrel quietly reading a hardcover book. 

These used to be familiar sights. Not anymore. Technology has reshaped how people learn.

From technology devices in the classroom and online education programs to flipped classrooms and massive open online courses, the pace of change has been dramatic. These days, nearly every student carries a smartphone or tablet, making mobile learning an enhancement to, not a distraction from, the education process. In fact, the mobile learning market is estimated to grow 36% annually, rising to $37.6 billion by 2020.

The classroom isn’t the only place in higher education where technology is making an impact. Administration is benefiting from the latest advancements too. Marketing automation and online ordering portals streamline manual tasks and ensure consistency with corporate guidelines and brand standards.

CampusTechnology.com reported, “The global e-learning market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of about 7.2% over the next decade to reach approximately $325 billion by 2025, according to a recent report by tech market research firm ReportLinker.”

Tech-savvy schools, colleges and universities ensure their employees have secure and easy access to the following:

  • Business cards and stationery
  • Diploma printing
  • Direct mail, email, letters and cards
  • Marketing collateral
  • Parking decals
  • Presentations
  • Promotional products
  • Signs and graphics for events and trade shows
  • Wayfinding signage

Although higher education might look different in the future, perhaps with increased use of artificial intelligence and virtual reality, it’s safe to say technology will continue to play a significant role.