Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 11 - Page 83

FINAL WORD world participated providing some interesting data . For example , despite the limitations of infrastructure and Internet access , the use of virtual learning environments is higher in Latin America ( 40 %) than in Europe , Middle East , Africa , EMEA ( 29 %) or US and Canada ( 35 %).
In addition , educational institutions in Latin America are more likely to use a LMS for communication ( 83 %) and deliver classes ( 82 %) than in other regions . 74 % of LMS users in Latin America report frequently accessing courses through mobile apps compared to 61 % in North America and 63 % in EMEA .
Furthermore , the rapid adoption of technology in the classroom should raise a red flag for education leaders who urgently need to know what is necessary in an LMS . It also represents an opportunity to think laterally , question processes and generate new ideas or ways of working . This is where the magic happens or what , in technological jargon , we know as ‘ Digital Transformation ’.
But technology will not be enough in the new era of education . The top four academic factors driving student success , cited by students and administrators in the Instructure survey , are :
• Faculty quality ( 91 %)
• Engaging content and teaching ( 90 %)
• Available technology and practical classes ( both 89 %)
• The psychological well-being of students as a socioeconomic factor that significantly influences student success ( 92 %)
Educational institutions need equal access to the resources and necessary training to deliver high-quality teaching and learning , from access
Technology can no longer be seen as a luxury but as fundamental to improving students ’ results .
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