Adult Learners Come to Campus with Unique Technology Needs

| August 3, 2019

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As technology brings sweeping changes to business, healthcare, government and other fields, a similarly dramatic shift is happening in the workforce.  Many workers never envisioned a day they’d need to go back to college to stay employable. They now find themselves pursuing different degrees, certifications, boot camps and other programs to augment existing skills or jump-start an entirely new career.  Several experts believe this model of lifelong learning will become the norm. It’s a trend that’s certainly gaining momentum, with many institutions seeing an influx in adult learners. Much of the technology geared for these older students, however, may be missing the mark, according to a new report from Luminary Labs. “This is due to market inefficiencies and a lack of collaboration between key stakeholders, the report notes.

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