ABOUT THE SERIES The pandemic has accelerated digital transformation of higher education. After a year of adapting to the sudden disruption of higher education and pivoting operations to increasingly rely on
ABOUT THE SERIES
The pandemic has accelerated digital transformation of higher education. After a year of adapting to the sudden disruption of higher education and pivoting operations to increasingly rely on digital technologies in higher education, the new constant is uncertainty and a need for resilience to respond to fast changing environment. Within this context, the International Association of Universities (IAU) and UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) have partnered to develop a series to explore some of the changes we are currently observing in higher education under the title Innovative Education for Unshaped Futures (IE4UF).
The series is divided into 6 chapters of one hour exploring different levels of change and moving from broader topics to more specific areas in the second part of the series. Each chapter includes perspectives from an online and a campus-based university and the full programme is available below.
The series is open to all and the recordings will be made available online after the session.
The series will be followed-up with a policy dialogue series to provide an opportunity for IAU Members to come together and exchange on the topic in question, express ideas, seek advice from peers or provide recommendations for the future of higher education. The policy dialogues are limited to 20 persons per session to allow for smooth interaction and exchange. The discussions will be moderated by IAU and UOC, but the content will be delivered by the participants who contribute to the discussions. The policy dialogues are closed sessions that will not be shared publicly, yet the outcomes of the conversations will contribute to a report which will be submitted to UNESCO as a contribution to the upcoming UNESCO World Higher Education Conference entitled Reinventing the Role & Place of Higher Learning for a Sustainable Future. More information about the Policy Dialogues will be provided at the beginning of October.
Shanali Govender, Academic Staff Lecturer, Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Montse Guitert, Professor, Psychology and Education Department, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Albert Sangrà, UNESCO Chair in Education & Technology for Social Change, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain.
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