We are going to figure out the main challenges educators and corporate learners face while entering the new digitized world and have a closer look at how it is possible to overcome these barriers.
Also, there is too much information to release it in a single post, and we can’t omit our digital transformation trends observations, so we’d expand this post, and will release the continuation next week.
As for the subject of the article, we’ll explore corporate learning as well as digital transformation across the classrooms of schools and higher education institutions in the US and Europe.
Digital transformation in education: The challenges
To begin with, we’d say that there is enough prejudice about digital transformation – and enough reluctance in its exception, but we’ll get to that a little later.
Here we try to figure the most obvious obstacles on the way to digitalization. After we figure out the issues, we’ll talk about their solutions
Resistance to change across educational institutions
70% of Deloitte respondents from government sectors felt their digital capabilities lagged behind the private sector. That means, private companies are experiencing the boom in digital transformation, or does it?
Well, not quite. Most of the companies in the UK, Europe, and the USA are unwilling to embrace digital culture in their activities. Decision-makers are prone to make their steps towards digital maturity. Employees also don’t want to leave their comfort zone.
KCOM Enterprise claimed their 43% respondents believe digital transformation is a nice way to boost their competitiveness and nearly every third company has the budget dedicated to it,
“It is positive to see that organizations are embracing cloud technology as the path to innovation, and they recognize some of the challenges holding them back. However, too many are stopped from giving their all to innovation projects by fear of failure,” that’s the comment of Stephen Long, managing director at KCOM Enterprise.
The goal of the executives is in persuading the stakeholders that the efforts are worth the end benefits in the educational sector.
Lack of skill, knowledge, and personnel for pain-free digitalization
For smooth digital transformation, educational facilities have to possess enough skillful employees. The situation is critical on the market. European Commission assesses the number of unfilled jobs in the European ICT (Information and Communication Technology) sector at 756,000.