Students have been sent home to pursue their education online, instructors have been asked to translate decades of knowledge into a virtual format and institutions have been working overtime to make the interaction between the two seamless — but have these efforts helped or hindered student success?

COVID-19 has changed everything about how higher education institutions function today, and it will continue to affect operations long into the future. Institutions are doing their best to pivot and adapt to this new landscape, but when it comes to technology, it’s proving difficult to create a long-term plan. According to a survey of 164 university representatives conducted by AccelerEd and Education Dive’s studioID, one out of three respondents (32%) identified technology strategy as an area where success could not be attained without support.

“It’s incredibly important to get the technology strategy right, but it’s difficult to make progress without support and direction,” said Wendy Colby, CEO of AccelerEd.

Here are the three attributes of a technology strategy that higher education institutions must embrace to support student success today and in the future:

  1. A successful institutional technology strategy is … proactive
  2. A successful institutional technology strategy is … responsive
  3. A successful institutional technology strategy is … holistic

Read the full article about successful technology strategy from AccelerEd at Higher Ed Dive.