Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 11 - Page 84

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 %).
to educational technology to opportunities for professional development . Strong government leadership is necessary to provide guidance and support to educators as they continue to navigate changes in the education industry .
Educators have faced a lot of work and challenges over the past two years , from transitioning to remote learning in less than two weeks to using new tools and ways of teaching . They had to live through the brunt of the rapid and radical change without the proper resources and training . Professional development will help educators preparing for the next change , whenever it happens .
Educational technology should not hinder or define the vision of an educational institution . On the contrary , technology must open doors to better teaching and learning experiences in an intuitive and accessible way . It must provide the space and tools to rethink teaching and learning , create possibilities for simple and effective engagement and elevate student success .
I have been fortunate to work with institutions around the world in the process of evaluating their LMS . The most successful are those who understand that LMS is a set of tools that help developing students ’ strengths and accelerating their progress towards overall goals , whether improving learning outcomes , promoting innovative teaching , improving institutions ’ retention goals or increasing enrollment revenue .
Institutions that have adopted Canvas LMS report that the solution saves them the cost , time , energy and stress of keeping LMS servers up-to-date , secure and reliable , while helping them achieve their Digital Transformation and pedagogical innovation goals . At the end of the day , I believe that educational technology is about making life easier for teachers , students and everyone who is part of the educational process and this is what Canvas does .
When it comes to preparing our future leaders , we want our educators in Latin America to prepare students to compete globally as easily as possible . p
Zyanya Bejarano , General Director for Latin America at Instructure
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