Striving to Engage and Balance Quality
Converting content to a digital format posed a challenge. “We worked under a very limited policy and teachers didn’t have the technical knowledge to add their own content to the platform,” explains Rodrigo Sangiovanni Lima, Educational Technology Center, Universidade Tiradentes. Without an automation component, educators were unable to optimize their administrative tasks.
Integrating technology ultimately became a roadblock and Unit was torn between a desire for innovation in education and the need for a more flexible system to suit faculty workflow—as well as different learning paces and styles.
The more that students, instructors, and administrators tried adapting to the previous platform, the more they drifted away from what mattered most: teaching and learning. Unit needed to implement a solution that enabled each and every user to achieve their full potential. This meant adapting technology to individual learning paces and automating certain faculty tasks, allowing educators to create truly meaningful content. A solution that took care of all the mechanical work would provide teachers with the freedom to unleash their creativity.