You’ve been in the education space for so long yet you’re very distant from the impact you project to achieve. Seems like the 3-year journey is taking forever.
Scaling education – is the expansion and deepening of the educational impact of any community, situation, or world. It helps you reach more people in places you’ll likely never visit.
Sadly, education as a systematic process of giving and receiving instructions is many times limited to the classroom settings where learning is difficult to scale.
I regret not recording my impact and fun-filled classroom sessions because I didn’t know what it means to digitalize education. – I feel those beautiful learning moments drown into oblivion.
Bold Experts report that scaling is much more complex. That it is a myriad of both technical and political factors and can prevent even the best innovations from scaling their impact.
And it’s true.
But you can’t hinge too firm on that fact, else, you won’t contribute to the digitization of education. Digital transformation is to scale reach and impact is not only about the innovation but also culture. So if everyone adopts the culture, the journey becomes easier.
In this post, I will share the 5 ways that digital transformation is helping education organizations grow.
Educators Reaching A Wider Audience
As an educator, technology helps you grow to a wider audience. The world is no longer affected by geographical boundaries, so you can create your content and share it beyond your classroom.
Even without owning a platform, you can publish your content for free on Google Classroom and Google sites and share it with learners around the world on social media.
What this means is that anyone from any part of the world can access your content, give a valuable contribution, and have a seamless learning experience.
Leveraging Other Educators’ Content
There are tonnes of valuable content on the blogosphere. You only need to sift out the chaff and ensure the content is culture fit for your learners.
With this digital transformation happening in education institutions around the world, you can now create content by leveraging the ones other educators had in other schools had created.
This allows you to create modules faster and contribute to a global repository of specific content.
Also, educators can now satisfy different levels and kinds of learners by creating targeted content and effectively measure how they learn.
Improved Digital Equity
In many parts of the world today, students have access to digital materials that are cost-effective and readily available. With as little as a smartphone – owned by a parent or neighbor, students can access several subject-specific contents whenever and wherever they are.
That said, the reach is limited in some continents some educational technology companies are closing the gap.
Digital transformation is making learning smarter using big data as a tool for instructional delivery guidance and informed decision making.
Teachers can create courses tailored to students’ needs, and some specified programs suggest concepts that need a reinforced explanation or the subject a learner should take depending on his scores and behavior in a previous one.
Digital transformation is incomplete without teachers. Its usefulness and adoption rely on teachers’ readiness and perception. To pull the usefulness, teachers need to be equipped with specific knowledge to thrive in the use of technology.
Teachers must understand how to use digital tools most efficiently and also form a community of teachers in technology where answers are provided to critical questions and they share tips on staying connected and achieving the goal to create a high-quality standard of education.
Though technology still races ahead of education, the only important way to catch up with technology is to use that same tool to educate learners.
This in turn will erase the one-size-fits-all teaching philosophy and will support innovative ways to accelerate learning.