6 Ways to Engage the New Generation of Digitally-Savvy Learners

January 24, 2018 Sharifah Sharomsah

New technologies are driving companies across industries to digitize their operations and processes. According to recent research by Cognizant, organizations find that the digital skills gap has prevented them from achieving their objectives. To meet this growing demand for digital literacy, many universities in Asia have begun to expand their digital learning curriculum to boost employability and improve student experience.

The rise of digital connectivity is also transforming how students learn in the classroom. Students in this digital era are generally familiar with communications, media, and digital technologies; and by incorporating technology into every aspect of campus life, students will learn the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the digitally integrated workplace.

It is not surprising that the traditional offering of a legacy Learning Management System (LMS), downloadable PowerPoints, links to static text, and long form recorded lectures is driving poor student engagement, low retention and unsatisfactory student outcomes.

A recent survey of higher education student needs conducted by Navitas highlighted this need to focus on the ‘basic expectations’ of digital learners.

Fortunately, higher education innovators have responded by building deep and engaging learning experiences that deliver on the expectations of digitally sophisticated learners.

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Figure 1. Infographic illustration of what the new generation of digitally-savvy learners expect from their digital learning experiences.

A unique challenge for Asian institutions will be to serve a population that is quickly becoming one of the world’s most digitally-savvy. The rapid growth of online, mobile and social across the region will impact both businesses and educational institutions alike.

Learn more about the leading examples of how Asian faculties and institutions are seeking to engage and delight a new generation of students through a bold and sophisticated digital vision from the white paper, ‘The Rise of the Digitally Sophisticated Learners’. To download the white paper, click here.


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