For many higher education institutions across Asia, the pressing need for digital transformation predated the pandemic. The factors pushing them towards technology have been manifold: Industry 4.0 has transformed the landscape of work, changing student preferences and learning habits as increasingly digitally savvy generations enter university, and the advancement of education technology itself has enabled more innovative applications of digital pedagogy.
Many of these universities had a roadmap ahead of them to chart the course of their digital transformation. COVID-19 forced them to accelerate these plans. Whether they were ready or not, higher education institutions in the region had to adapt to fully online modalities amidst countrywide lockdowns. The face of higher education has changed irrevocably from this moment on.
Technology-enabled education is the future
The university experience has evolved where not only does it hold the center to social interactions and collaboration, but the weightage has gradually leaned more towards the online environment for personalised content delivery, greater access to global resources and enabling students to be self-driven and actively involved with their own learning. Most institutions either have or are in the process of redefining their teaching delivery to ensure the highest possible outcomes for every type of learner.
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This ebook is part of the University of the Future series, which takes an in-depth look at what the future holds for the sector. We interviewed education experts from universities across Asia to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their institutions and how they plan to deliver value to an increasingly diverse range of students.