HIGHER EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY 4
Inthe 21st century, higher education was set to face many challengeswhile giving in to the evolving trends and innovations in the higherlearning institutions. In the case of Rogal College, theinstitutions is expected to be collaborative and empowering focusingon the knowledge-based economy of a team of intelligent people fromdifferent sectors to meet these challenges. The future of educationat Rogal College revolves around the trends both in the past and thecurrent that are to lead into the rapidly evolving world oftechnology. The leadership in the college is expected to have theknowledge and ability to facilitate change and innovations in thelearning institutions. The leaders in the higher education such asRogal College find it difficult to emphasize on the current trends inthe higher learning institutions. However, Rogal College is set toincorporate innovation in education in the strategic academic plans.
Accordingto James et al. (2008), In the present day, the incorporation oftechnology in learning institutions have created a generation ofstudents with opportunities to have their studies through the distantlearning courses, the internet curricular as well as the off-campussites. These innovations have to a group of nontraditional studentswho are highly interested in the new division of postsecondaryeducation and the profitable educational institutions (James et al,2008). Morgan (2016) notes that the teaching methods that were usedin the past presenting a single language and addressing variousmotivational techniques similar to those used at Rogal College are nolonger adequate nor appropriate for the learners in the currentgeneration. As such, teachers who have shown the will to embrace thenew technology are expected to produce more effective students asthey apply the strategies and experiences in technology in thefacilitation of the learning at the different levels of education.Generally, instead of making the technology available for thestudents, the new strategies at Rogal College involves theintroduction of flexible, innovative technology in the learningprocesses (Morgan. (2016).).
Accordingto Gloria (2016), Most of the teachers introducing technology intheir teaching strategies have had anxiety that has always suggestedthat the teacher is eliminated from the teaching fraternity becauseof the increase of the use of technology and in the end, they removethe roles of the faculty member. It is, however, evident thatteachers can never be replaced with technology even though there hasbeen an integration of the interactive media including the worldwideweb as a part of delivering content to students. It has been proventhat teaching that has been incorporated with technology isfacilitating a change from the lecture-based to a learning processthat is student directed. That is the aim of introduction oftechnology at Rogal College. In the course of such learning, thelearners actively develop and transform their ideas because the thenseize to be the long known passive receivers of information (Gloria,2016).
Robert(2006) points out that today, there is a higher need for leadershipto embrace the evolving changes in the society and help the learninginstitutions to survive. Education at Rogal College in the currentand future generations will continue to display new approaches ofprofessionalism in the learning contexts. All the parts of educationin the college are important to aid in achieving the change that canonly take place through connecting the important parts of theinstitution (Robert, 2006). The administrators in the education atRogal College for this century are expected to be active andeffective leaders able to cope with the uncertainty and thechallenges in higher education. However, most of the administratorslack the appropriate knowledge and skills required to facilitate aneffective running of the educational institutions.
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