Reaction from Abundant Benbow, vice president, Western Governer’s College.
Some common faculties have a resistance to transform and have not adapted as nicely as they most likely could to digitize their packages. WGU is a digitally indigenous college, so when the pandemic strike, it was straightforward for us to scale to meet the enormous influx of new college students who wanted to master new abilities and skills during the lockdown.
But not each individual classic brick-and-mortar institution was in a position to adapt as speedily. I really feel we have always been incredibly innovative in staying in a position to undertake new technologies, but other institutions don’t have the identical infrastructure. Their governance can normally reduce them from adopting new systems and means of educating as quickly as attainable.
Each time you digitize information and facts, there is always a cybersecurity risk, but as a enterprise, we generally aspired to be at the forefront of technologies and innovation. We have lots of dedicated departments who are committed to making use of prime-tier technological innovation to be certain students’ info is safe and sound and protected.
Learners today use a variety of gadgets to show up at on the internet courses – smartphones, tablets, desktops, etc. This means that we consistently have to adapt and ensure that our know-how is suitable with the myriad of new gadgets regularly becoming manufactured.