Staff and student retention is still a problem for higher education organizations and the ongoing pandemic has made it all the more difficult to manage the day-to-day tasks of running a college or university. In fact, over half of faculty members have thought about changing jobs — or retiring altogether — in the wake of the pandemic. Large numbers of faculty chocked their new restlessness up to feeling tired and stressed, and some of that undoubtably has to do with digital fatigue.
While almost any industry can make use of increased productivity, better efficiency, and cost savings, for some industries that handle a high flow of data through paper-based documentation, even the smallest of changes can amount to a huge transformation in the way they conduct — and profit from — business.
The COVID-19 pandemic put over 1.2 billion children across the globe out of the classroom, fostering a rise in home-based learning that is persisting well into 2021. While schools were already investing in educational technologies, spending $18.66 billion in 2019 alone, the shift to remote learning accelerated adoption of these tools, including video conferencing technologies, language applications, online learning software, and more.