The impact of the global pandemic on the education sector has been colossal from the early beginning until today. Colleges and universities all over the world have used the imposed changes as an opportunity to move en route to their digitalization and learning via integrating innovation. So far, the biggest institutional changes have taken place across the entire sector- from students to administrators, faculty staff, and top-tier management staff.
What has changed from 2020 until 2022 in the education sector?
Reformation and reorganization within the education sector happened nearly overnight in the wake of the global pandemic. The instructions to change the entire learning model for all students and staff from campus to remote operations was massively challenging for institutions over the whole world. Regardless of the size and the geographical position, universities had to ensure there was an open, shared, and highly available learning environment for everybody. That certain urged the education sector to embrace cloud technology and their digitalization as the unavoidable road track of the present and future.
Compared to what we have now, in the beginning, the majority of the faculty staff had never used tools such as conference calls, cloud storage, education management systems, or data analytics. In 2022, the situation looks vastly different. The transition towards hybrid and remote learning model has enabled the adoption of new technologies by everybody and made these tools an integral part of the learning and management systems in those institutions. Currently, the bigger challenge the education sector faces is utilizing a blended learning experience that reaps the benefits of the cloud and IT technology while it allows students to interact in person whenever required.
What are the benefits for the education sector in 2022?
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
Without a doubt, the advent of cloud technologies into the education sector has brought plenty of benefits to students and staff including the BYOD model for learning and teaching. Being able to work and study from their home devices allowed everyone to increase their productivity by being more familiar with their desktop environments. This model works together with secure cloud desktop solutions such as DaaS (Desktop-as-a-Service) and makes learning possible remotely only over a web browser. It gives users the chance of connecting from anywhere provided that they have a mobile device or a standard PC.
More effective learning
One of the most critical elements to be considered in the education sector is the effectiveness of the learning system in place. Whether students and staff utilize a traditional, virtual or hybrid model, the productivity and success rates of everyone must be carefully considered and continuously improved. With the cloud and remote learning, students can have greater access to online resources such as online handbooks, educational videos, lecture recordings, and more up-to-date study materials. A lot of students in the past could not afford to buy expensive textbooks while the option to share them on the cloud simply wasn’t there. Now, everyone can reap the benefits of their institution and their education hub online thanks to cloud desktops and interactive learning online.
Education of the future
The education sector of the future looks like one of more advanced collaboration and tools enabling better staff and student productivity. Thanks to the cloud, academic staff can exchange projects, share, and make changes on the spot from anywhere, without having to worry about spatial limitations or data storage. Students now have the ability to do group work much faster and complete project deadlines with a sleight of hand, compared to the past. Our safe and highly available cloud desktop environments allow users to have limited access over the shared points and make changes that can be tracked and saved at all times. The future is looking promising and even more advanced in terms of integrating new features and technologies into the education sector on every level. The cloud opens many opportunities for online learning to expand further and make the environment highly accessible and functional for all staff and students.
The education sector of 2022 would have never been the same if it wasn’t for the cloud and services like DaaS. By making education available to everyone online, institutions made a big breakthrough in their learning approach, which is only to advance further to accommodate more tools, resources, and overall better collaboration on the cloud.