Innovative Technology and Cost-Savings in Undergraduate Education

Topics: Instructional Technology, Information Technology

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Technology is rapidly changing higher education as institutions seek academic technologies to reduce costs and improve learning outcomes for students.

This report examines how institutions use technology in undergraduate education to increase quality of instruction and deliver institutional cost-savings.

  • Key observations from our research

    1. Private, residential, undergraduate institutions do not adopt education technology to reduce staffing or instructional costs.
    2. Institutions leverage technology to promote institutional missions consistent with a broad-based, residential education.
    3. Learning management systems are the most prolific and widely adopted education technology.
    4. Education technology leaders recruit faculty technology early adopters to showcase their work and encourage their peers to experiment with technology.