Scale Beyond Benchmarks to Achieve Success
- Institutions trying to determine where to start implementing technology to increase access and improve student success must be open to trying tools and reaching students on the channels they are already on. Begin with small programs and draw on best practices, benchmarks, and lessons learned.
- Half the battle for increased access and success is the technology. The other half is determining how to scale small successes to reach larger populations.
“As we become more focused on using technology, the issues and challenges become the same for all of us.”
Larry Johnson, founder and chief executive officer of EdFutures, is no stranger to technology challenges. As the founder of the Horizon Report for the New Media Consortium, he’s seen how educators and institutions across the globe struggle with technology. “One of the things that I’ve been able to do because of my background and network is talk intelligently about how things are, and are not, different around the world,” he says. “Increasingly, it’s not the differences but the similarities that are important. As we become more focused on using technology, the issues and challenges become the same for all of us.”