Digital transformation in higher education is revolutionizing the way industry works and the way it is distributed across many aspects. With classrooms, assessments and operations taking place online, every important component of the higher education institution has gone digital.
Research EDUCAUSE on Digital Transformation in Higher Education shows that today 13% of colleges and universities are involved in Dx (digital transformation), 32% are developing Dx strategies and another 38% of higher education institutions are exploring Dx. The remaining 17% of organizations will be up and running soon.
However, going digital comes with its own challenges. Shift from offline to online calls for new and improved teaching and assessment measures.
One of the major challenges facing higher education in order to bring about digital transformation is to develop a sound, consistent assessment plan. An efficient online assessment plan examines its purpose, validity, reliability and value while fulfilling the main objective of benefit to students and teachers.
Online tools can meet the challenges by helping higher education institutions to adopt appropriate measures and develop holistic assessment plans.
Moodle is one such tool that changed the game for Graphic Era University.
Moodle, an open-source learning management system, offers power-packed utilities to make learning seamlessly online. Due to its flexibility and incomparable user-friendliness, it has become popular in the educational community. Moodle allows teachers to quickly access a wide range of solutions without being locked in by license costs.
Moodle deployment in the cloud instead of traditional on-premises or private hosting has resulted in enterprise level scaling, load management, flexibility etc. Setup takes the offer one step further. Cloud deployment further adds benefits like staging, versioning, A / B testing, geo-locking. And a sea of tracking, improved up-time, and less hardware dependence, among other benefits.
Graphic Era University invented a flexible and cost-effective solution for deploying Moodle on the AWS cloud. While working with EdTech provider Ballistic Learning, the university implemented Moodle as an interim solution. Within days, the university launched online exams for a community of about 18,000 students. The university conducted a virtual assessment for students living in remote areas of the country, even at an altitude of 7,000 meters, despite poor internet connectivity. Effective use of AWS Cloud’s caching and load handling capabilities, Moodle enables students to successfully pass their exams on their mobile devices with internet speeds as low as 100Kbps.
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In which AWS Cloud Services for Education helps higher education institutions
Open-source technologies have been around for a long time, but their recent resurgence in the field of education has enabled an unprecedented amount of learning and evaluation around the world. As teachers explore online resources and collaboration tools, open-source technology provides a unique opportunity to enhance learning quickly and efficiently.
When cloud-computing solutions like Amazon Web Services are used for learning, and open-source technologies like Moodle are used, digital transformation is intact.
AWS Cloud gives educational institutions the opportunity to use and equip advanced EdTech solutions to build custom digital infrastructure that meets their educational and organizational objectives at all levels.
Graphic Era University is just one example of an organization using AWS-based services to equip itself with reliable and scalable teaching-learning and assessment solutions. The decision helped eliminate the major challenge of assessing distance students by allowing them to conduct institution-wide virtual assessments.
You can use AWS Cloud Services for education to revolutionize your campus
As digital new norms become commonplace, educational institutions around the world are eager to use the best tech solutions that meet all their needs in virtual space.
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