Back to School = Forward to the Future : Online Tools on the Rise in Education

Technology in the classroom has been trending upwards for a decade, forecasting a strong forward momentum mounting with no end in sight.

Echoing our recent three part blogs on “How to Survive the Education Budget Cut” with Part 2 and Part 3 featuring creative funding options in the marketplace which is shaping the way future generations will learn. We wanted to continue peeling open other creative ventures not traditionally considered. That said, innovators and influencers in the education space all agree, the conversation of Technology in the Classroom is paramount. Here’s what’s trending:

We first want to highlight an important and long term value of establishing a Digital Video Strategy which focuses on literally “doing more with less,” so your school can outperform and outlive any budget crisis.

Obvious trends are expanding with Online Learning championing the budget battle


According to a Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies conducted by the United States Department of Education, “Students in online conditions performed modestly better, on average, than those learning the same material through traditional face-to-face instruction.”

Amy Sears says, “There are criticisms associated with online learning models and how they are changing student-instructor interactions, but it is undeniable that we are on the cusp of a dramatic change to the education model. With everything else going digital, it’s just a matter of time until the web-based education technology model replaces the traditional classroom.”

Online education offers more flexibility than a traditional education model in terms of when, where, what and how much one wants to learn. Since learners are in control, online courses allow for a whole new level of freedom.”

“In fact, research shows that 70% of students want their universities to update their digital options, with 44% of the same group saying they’d be happier with their university experience if they could engage with more digital resources. With an obvious demand from students for better digital solutions, organizations that don’t engage with the latest in technology may struggle to engage with new students and grow.”

Since education relies on students to fuel the system, the demand for a digital presence is a no brainer. (Forgive the pun!) Using digital resources which assist the students learning journey is no longer a luxury, but a must have tool to remain relevant in the sphere of learning


Cross Pollinating Technology for a Smarter Strategy

Tools like Collaaj are great for offering a full suite of digital video support that allows your school or organization an opportunity to save money and time so you can cultivate a powerful video culture.

With our Lecture Capture and Personal Capture tools, teachers can produce courses and tutorials while students can capture their opinions on a topic while recording their own understanding of a subject. Or simply use our tool to train your staff and students on how to use other digital tools like LMS platforms such as Canvas or Blackboard.

We celebrate the 2017-2018 new school year by taking notice of the obvious stronghold technology has on the education space. If you’re sitting in the front row of the virtual classroom excited about these changes, or in the back passing notes, avoiding change, you’re in for a shift either way! 

Here at Collaaj we take note of the big changes before us – stay tuned for even bigger growth and change within Collaaj and our incredible product coming soon. – Type Less – Show More

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Written by Kati Mac & Chelsie Foster

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