Survey: Educational tech using cloud computing improves student performance

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Educational TechA survey conducted by Inside Higher Ed and Gallup found that 75% of college faculty members believe that educational technology—which includes cloud—is improving student outcomes. Nearly two-thirds of instructors (63%) said gains in student learning have justified institutional spending on various ed tech efforts.

Though there was some disagreement among surveyed faculty about specific uses of technology, namely online courses and “massive, open” online programs, other ed tech options such as open educational resources got almost-unanimous approval (92%).

In an analysis of the results, EducationDive explains cloud’s role in the ed tech puzzle:

Ed Tech Magazine reports that cloud computing, IT consolidation, and BYOD policies are among the top tech efforts higher ed IT professionals are dealing with from an adoption and challenge standpoint. The cost-savings and standardization across all three are likely to make life easier for those in campus IT departments and faculty alike, though potentially complex migrations, careful change management, and policies around security and acceptable use will present potential hurdles in the near-term.

For more about the survey of 2,175 faculty members and 105 administrators, check out Inside Higher Ed’s full report.

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