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The Education Industry Will Lead Technology Innovation

Keith Rajecki
Vice President Public Sector, Education & Research

When I started my career in the education industry over 20 years ago, colleges and universities were leading innovators in the use of technology. Since that time, the education industry has fallen behind in its use of technology. The education industry is being forced to shift focus to leveraging technology and innovating to support strategic initiatives.

At the start of the New Year, I was reflecting on 2017 and thinking about the future of technology in Education and Research. I can't believe the education industry is still talking about digital transformation. This has been a topic in the industry for the same 20 year period that the industry was lagging on the use of technology, so it makes sense why the education industry is still focused on digital transformation. What started with email, portals, and online learning has transcended to blockchain, chatbots, and artificial intelligence.

So what can we expect from technology in 2018 and beyond? We will see most major educational institutions kick off an initiative with these technologies to reduce costs, improve student experience, or support research. See Oracle's cloud predictions for 2018. We have an exciting and interesting year ahead as colleges and universities around the world get back into leading technology innovation to improve student and administrative systems, accelerate research, and personalize the student experience.

Learn how colleges and universities can use blockchain to secure research data and verify student information. Intelligent bots will improve the student experience through conversational interfaces to a broad range of services and information. Hear how we have incorporated these technologies into our Student Cloud to deliver a personalized student experience. 


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  • John Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    Nice share Keith, absolutely agree that the education industry is changing it's way of communication between students and teachers and manage the tasks given. We were facing issues in managing devices that are used for education purposes, using an MDM solution like MobiLock Pro allowed us to manage, control and secure devices right from laptop or desktop.
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