Part Four of a Six-Part Series: Modernizing Teaching and Learning in the U.S.
Part four will focus on the critical role education leaders play in the intersection of technology and the future of learning. Previous parts of this series included:
- The Need for Change
- Challenges in Changing the System
- Systematic Change and Navigating Culture
Higher education leaders know that in addition to addressing their culture, they also need to modernize teaching and learning. The most innovative educators are using new technologies to do this. But rather than implementing technology for technology’s sake, these educators are closely examining their current modes of curriculum and instruction, and thoughtfully implementing technology where it makes the most sense and can have the greatest impact.
Students are very comfortable using a variety of technologies, and our higher education customers are finding that a technology-infused curriculum increases student engagement, because it easily adapts to students’ individual learning styles. New, “flipped” learning models provide students with lecture content that they can review in advance of class, so they can be fully prepared to engage in discussion when they arrive in class. And instead of listening to a professor deliver static lectures, students can be prepared to have a challenging, interactive discussion that drives critical thinking skills and forces participation in a dialogue. Read our case study to find out more on the flipped classroom, which is gaining enormous momentum among educators today.
West Texas A&M University is using pervasive video technologies. These provide students with a media-rich learning experience that engages them in their courses, and provides them with anywhere, anytime, any-device access to lectures, course materials, and other learning resources. Read how West Texas A&M is utilizing Cisco networking and video solutions in our customer case study entitled, “Texas University Extends Network for Advanced Learning Environments.”