The Growing Importance of Dx

Digital transformation has become more important to the success of higher education in the past two years and is expected to become even more so in the next two years. We asked respondents to evaluate the retrospective and prospective importance of digital transformation for the success of higher education. Two-thirds (67%) of respondents told us that compared to two years ago, digital transformation has become more important; nearly another third (31%) said that it was just as important as it was two years ago. Looking forward, three-quarters (75%) of respondents think that Dx will become more important in the next two years. Sixty-one percent of respondents said both: that Dx has increased in importance and will continue to do so (see figure 2).

Matrix diagram showing the retrospective and prospective importance of DX. Y-axis ranks responses on a scale from less important to just as important to more important to the statement “Compared to two years ago, digital transformation is now…” X-axis ranks responses on a scale from less important to just as important to more important to the statement “In the next two years, digital transformation will be…” - 2% responded Less important to both statements  - 17% responded Just as important to both statements - 61 % responded More important to both statements - 14 % responded Just as important to “Compared to two years ago, digital transformation is now….” and More important to “In the next two years, digital transformation will be….”  - 1 % responded More important to “Compared to two years ago, digital transformation is now….” and Less important to “In the next two years, digital transformation will be….”  - 5 % responded More important to “Compared to two years ago, digital transformation is now….” and Just as important to “In the next two years, digital transformation will be….”
Figure 2. The retrospective and prospective importance of Dx