Online Learning Update

January 10, 2018

Lack of Tech Savvy Holding Back Higher Ed Developmental Ed Efforts

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology

Research released this past fall found that technology is not the silver bullet needed to help students in developmental education — without a few other elements in place as well. For example, according to a report by the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR), it’s a mistake to assume that “digital native” students can handle the education tech they’re expected to work with.  Developmental ed is described in “How and Why Higher Education Institutions Use Technology in Developmental Education Programming” as the instruction and academic support given to students who enter college without college-ready skills in reading, writing or math in order to develop the skills they need for doing college-level work.

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