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From school leaver to digital entrepreneur

13th November 2019

What are the most important skills that students need to prepare for the modern-day workforce? More importantly, how can educators help them gain these competencies for a digital future?

It is imperative that the initial engagement from college to university sets the standard for a student’s academic life at your institution. Giving them the foundations needed to become the next generation of world leaders.

Students are utilising technology every minute of the day, spending countless hours immersed in social media, online shopping, gaming and much more.

The digital transformation has serious implications for us in the space of education. Nearly all institutions including business, industry, medicine, science and government have harnessed aspects of these technologies for decades. Are they doing enough?

Technology can have a reciprocal relationship with teaching. The emergence of new technologies pushes educators to understand and leverage these technologies for classroom use. At the same time, the on-the-ground implementation of these technologies in the classroom can (and does) directly impact how these technologies continue to take shape. The role of the university is increasingly seen as broader than just to generate technology transfer.

Audretsch (2014: 320) argues that in the entrepreneurial society the university should “provide thinking, leadership and activity to enhance entrepreneurship capital”.

Universities and other educational institutions try to equip their students with the necessary knowledge and skills for starting a business or acting entrepreneurially in other ways.

Delivering a digital campus for your institution will give students the perfect start to their academic journey. Constant communication, engagement and opportunities to really embed themselves in the community can be communicated through all their devices, anywhere in the world.

Make the most of what students already know and love will gain their respect and trust, creating the alumni proud to attend your university.

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