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The impact of digital first on education

Directly or indirectly, technology is present in the routine of almost everyone in the world. Mainly, those who were born inserted in the digital reality. The growth in the use of technologies has been exponential in recent decades and the Covid-19 pandemic has greatly influenced the digital world to enter the student learning process once and for all. 

The adoption of technological means, inside and outside the classroom, boost educational institutions in a way that not only students benefit, but also teachers, parents, guardians and managers.

The digitalization of teaching methods replaces traditional methods and allows easier access to teaching materials, more flexibility in planning, more access to research and, above all, a significant improvement in real-time communication between all those involved in the educational system.

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Digital First

“Consumer behavior has changed. Undeniably. Today, he prefers to interact with electronic and self-service channels. Even physical shopping experiences are being supported by digital channels, particularly on mobile devices. Companies that have understood this shift in behavior have been growing at double-digit rates since the beginning of the pandemic. On the other hand, companies that have not prioritized digital are facing serious difficulties”, according to Matrix Commercial Director Ricardo Giudice.

What is Digital-First?

Digital-First (or Digital by Default) is a term with a pretty self-explanatory meaning. The objective is to place the digital medium as the basis of its strategy, prioritizing activities carried out in the virtual environment to non-technological or “conventional” activities. 

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Within education, this concept works and has the potential to bring about major changes in the process. The premise is to use innovative ways to optimize processes and make the experience of those involved even more agile and technological.

How can it be used?

At education, the digital medium can be used mainly in the following applications:

  • Use of virtual learning environment;
  • Digital materials;
  • Real-time discussion and exchange platforms;
  • EaD teaching;
  • Blended teaching;
  • Management, reporting and management tools;
  • Utilities to bring the teaching staff closer to parents or guardians. 

Benefits for students, faculty and institution

As mentioned above, the culture digital-first and the use of technological solutions can benefit everyone involved in the educational process. Check out what students, professors and the institution itself have to gain from digital transformation:

Students:

Technology facilitates access to content, with the possibility of integrating classroom teaching with online materials. In addition to this facility, students have the possibility to access content instantly and have modern equipment to optimize learning.

teachers;

The monitoring of activities, exchange of experiences, contact with students, availability of teaching materials and other teaching methods become more effective with the use of technology as an ally of the teacher. The method brings teachers closer to students in an environment where young people are increasingly present and influential, as well as facilitating their work as professionals.

Institution:

Following the trend of increasingly connected students, institutions can gain prominence in the market by taking the lead and offering students content on online platforms. Furthermore, the advantage of digital-first is also highlighted as a way to facilitate business management, digitizing management processes and optimizing time and resources.

How can Matrix help you with this?

Can you imagine being able to transform the educational processes of your business and still contribute to an easier teaching method for teachers and closer to students? Talk to our experts and find out how.


Alexandro Castelli
Product Director