The Future of Higher Education

When I started thinking about this week’s post, a few things came to mind, however, I chose to write about something more timely and global. The change I would like to see in higher education in the *near* future is adapting digital transformation to their educational model.

What I mean by digital transformation isn’t the same as shifting classes to online, as you may already know. Adopting digital pedagogical practices is the future of learning and teaching. This topic is more relevant today in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though, digital transformation goes way beyond online classes but it presented an opportunity for higher education institutes to re-evaluate their readiness and their infrastructure. I am a supporter of digital transformation because of a couple of reasons:

  • It provides solutions for equal opportunity to lower-income students and to members of disadvantaged minorities
  • It is more resilient in the case of unexpected events such as pandemics
  • It allows for a more individualized learning experience for each student that suits where they are in their learning journey

References

[1]  https://www.forbes.com/sites/barbarakurshan/2020/07/29/disruptive-transformation-a-way-to-change-higher-education/?sh=55cd9d903a4d

[2]  https://er.educause.edu/articles/2020/1/how-colleges-and-universities-are-driving-to-digital-transformation-today

[3] https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/07/covid-19-digital-transformation-higher-education/

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