Digital Transformation in Higher Education Report

29th Aug, 2017   Feature story:

25+ University Leaders, 40+ EdTech Founders and 100+ Students share their views on digital transformation in higher education.

In July 2017, Navitas Ventures conducted an exploratory study to gather a range of perspectives on digital transformation in higher education. The study’s participants represent groups who are central to digital transformation in higher education, as leaders and facilitators of change and as those who will be affected by digital transformation. They were drawn from a diverse group of stakeholders, including:

  • 26 leaders from Navitas partner universities in Australia, the USA, Canada and the UK;

  • 100 students and recent graduates of universities in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australia – countries where Navitas has operations; and

  • 42 founders and leaders of education startups in Australia, the USA, UK, Asia and Israel. These startups represent early, mid and late stage businesses from across the edtech ecosystem.

We conducted a series of surveys and interviews to gather perspectives on:

  • The perceived purpose, outcomes and approaches to digital transformation in universities;

  • Progress towards digital transformation goals;

  • Likely impact of emerging technologies on digital transformation; and

  • Expected timeframes related to digital disruption in higher education.

The purpose of this initial study was to better understand the perspectives of these divers groups, to gather their digital transformation views and experiences, and to identify any emerging common themes as well as key differences.

It's the first time this range of perspectives has been captured within the higher education sector, and the findings may better facilitate connections and knowledge sharing, while also informing further research on digital transformation practices in higher education.

Read more and download the full report here.

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