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Unlocking Digital Transformation in Higher Education – A Checklist for Success

There is no doubt that digital transformation in higher education is essential – but there’s also no doubt that many schools are falling behind in this journey. 

Digital transformation in higher education isn’t just about introducing online courses or providing email support; it’s about creating a cohesive, digitally driven ecosystem that enhances every stage of the student experience. Naturally, implementing such an encompassing digital movement poses significant challenges. Budget constraints, legacy systems, bureaucratic hurdles, and security concerns – these obstacles limit and slow down higher education digital transformation.  

However, whatever the challenges may be, it’s crucial for schools to overcome them. Digital transformation in higher education is crucial for enhancing the student learning experience, making education more accessible, and streamlining operations. It enables data-driven decision-making, fosters global collaboration, and gives schools a competitive edge that is needed now more than ever. It even offers greater security and compliance measures. Higher education digital transformation is a foundational and essential element for modern, efficient, and inclusive educational systems. 

Before you can begin implementing such a strategy, you need to know where you currently are on this higher ed digital transformation journey. Here are just some of the elements that you need to analyze: 

  • Use of automation and AI
  • Bot-human engagement
  • Vendor management
  • Agility
  • System integration
  • Cybersecurity
  • Communication channels
  • Remote student support

To help you understand how well you are performing on each of these essential aspects, as well as many more, answer the multiple-choice questionnaire below. Your score will help you understand the progress you have made towards digital transformation in higher education, as well as the major gaps that you need to address to stay relevant in the 21st century.

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Kate Rogerson

About Kate Rogerson

Kate is the Content Marketing Manager at Comm100. She has extensive experience in content creation for technology companies across the world, including the UK, Australia and Canada. She specializes in B2B messaging, branding and soccer trivia.