Tue, 20 Oct | Digitally Responsive Higher Education

Towards Digitally Responsive Higher Education: Challenges, Good Practices and Learning Models from SEA and Europe

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Towards Digitally Responsive Higher Education: Challenges, Good Practices and Learning Models from SEA and Europe

Time & Location

20 Oct 2020, 12:00 pm SGT – 27 Oct 2020, 6:00 pm SGT
Digitally Responsive Higher Education

About the Event

This online seminar series is organised jointly by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Directorate General for Higher Education (DIKTI), Ministry of Education and Culture the Republic of Indonesia in the frame of the "Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies" (DIES) programme. DIES is fully funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The programme offers a bundle of measures-training courses, dialogue events, projects and partnerships-that foster professionalisation of institutional management processes, alignment of higher education provision to international quality standards and strengthening of research capacities.The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the implementation of digitalisation all over the world from the level of ministries to education providers in various contexts and with varying degrees of readiness. At the institutional level of university leadership, higher education managers as well as teaching and support staff need to respond in flexible manner, shift to online or blended-learning formats while ensuring the quality of their study programmes and research activities. This poses challenges for curriculum design, assessment of learning (exams, formative assessment methods) as well as teacher training (digital skills and tools), especially in remote areas.The shift to online learning also provides opportunities-be it with regard to increasing access to higher education, reaching out to a larger number of participants or flexible learning paths and innovative types of credentials. Digitalisation also opens new avenues and potential scope for international academic cooperation at large. Virtual collaborations at the course level, can bring the international experience to a broader student community, thus facilitating the joint development of solutions for global challenges. With an internationally compatible digital ecosystem, the potential to facilitate student mobility and recognition can furthermore be strengthened.