The Best Practices in University Professional Programs
May 31, 2022

When it comes to upskilling, the digital revolution has transformed the world of further education. Online courses are helping to make higher education far more accessible for individuals, allowing students to fit their studies around their busy lives. 

So what are the best practices for university programs? We thought we would take a closer look at what makes a successful course.

1. Flexibility

One of the most important factors in any modern university program is the need to be flexible. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, traditional formats no longer meet the demands of students, and 37% of students state flexible learning is a key factor when choosing education facilities [1].

This importance is only going to grow as the digital revolution continues. The ability to offer a blend of traditional learning environments alongside digital and online courses is helping to transform how students learn and boost learning outcomes [2].

Flexibility also ensures students can fit their studies around their own schedules. When students have the ability to fit their studies around their busy calendars and commitments, it helps to make those higher education facilities far more attractive in comparison to those which only offer traditional solutions.

2. Technology

Technology is also helping to transform university programs. Software as a Service is now implemented in almost 80% of universities [3] helping to reduce the complexity of IT systems, lower costs, and improve efficiency.

Of course, technology is not just helping to improve efficiency. It is also allowing for far greater communication and collaboration between teachers and students. Whether it is through online lessons or shared documents, this technology is helping students to better understand the more complex subjects, helping to accelerate their learning.

Technology is also supporting higher education facilities to be more flexible, allowing students to learn remotely at their own pace with ease.

3. Ease of use

Of course, while technology can make these courses more accessible, it is vital that it does not overcomplicate things. That is why it is essential that university programs utilize intuitive interfaces that students can understand; otherwise, they will only inhibit the overall learning experience.

When technology platforms are too complex to use, students are far less likely to utilize them. It is also important that technology is compatible across multiple devices. With almost 15 billion devices in operation globally, it is essential to ensuring that your systems can continue to be used in the future [4].

Looking to transform your university programs?

Are you looking to ensure your university is as open and accessible as possible? Here at Amesite, we know the importance of technology in helping to offer truly modern and engaging courses. We recently helped Wayne State University [5] to create a holistic platform that allowed them to deliver online, on-demand live classes, and if you would like to find out how we can help you, get in touch with our team today.






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