- Middle Child Syndrome
- Communication crackdown
- Digital Marketplace: Hope or Hype?
- The 4G Workplace
- The future of work
- Digital maturity: The race to the summit
- Digital maturity: The next big step
- The Tech Evolved Workplace
- The Challenge of Speed
- Customer Service
- Business World 2036
- Activating the iWorker
- Bigger Data
- The Change Making CIO
- Humans and Machines
- A New Perspective: Document Governance
- The Dramatic Impacts of Document-Driven Business Processes
- The next decade of technology in business
- The future of technology disruption in business
- Businesses to enter a new era of decentralisation
- The CIO and CMO to form dynamic partnership and enable customer-led innovation
- Chief Executives should not be held to ransom by technology
- Businesses unable to keep up with impacts of technological change may disappear by 2020
- Ricoh Process Efficiency Index
- Businesses play a risky game with document security
- Healthcare, education and financial service organisations at risk of document compliance breaches
- Existing business processes across Europe are unnecessarily labour intensive
- Managing the costs of document processes in Europe
- Document processes have far reaching impacts
- The European Union's Digital Agenda
The research data is from a study called Humans and Machines, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Ricoh. It investigates the impacts of technology upon human creativity and intuition.
The majority (71 per cent) of education leaders say technology has helped them to make good decisions. A further 72 per cent, the highest of any sector surveyed, also said that the interaction between professionals and technology will be hugely beneficial for the economy as a whole.
The speed of change
The biggest challenge for just over half of education respondents (52 per cent) is that technology is evolving more quickly than its processes or ways to use it.
88 per cent agree that human-technology interaction will only add value if humans are more creative with the processes developed to connect the two.
Education leaders said the technologies most likely to widen the scope of human imagination and intuition are:
1. Data analytics
3. Cloud computing and telepresence
By using data analytics as part of a digitised application process, education establishments can apply personalised information to student communications. An on-demand production process will also help to reduce document costs, volume and storage space.
Survey respondents said human imagination or intuition was the most critical for teaching students and developing new teaching materials, meaning the role of teachers and the impact they have on the learning experience of their students will remain essential.
By accelerating the pace of change and transforming the traditional ways of working, the education sector will be able to attract new talent and support the needs and demands of the next generation.
The successful educational establishments of the future will be those that have adopted and integrated technology into the classroom and the ‘back-office’. The end result is an environment where teacher-technology-student interaction is enriched.