The changes have been rapid and impactful, affecting employment rates, increasing workloads and levels of stress (across family and social contexts as well as work), as well as many other challenges to well-being.
As businesses had to adapt and cope with the unprecedented challenges and impact, the pandemic also forced the nature of work to change. Overnight, everyone must learn to work remotely. Online conference calls became a norm in the blink of an eye.
The United Nation’s 4th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4) on Quality Education emphasizes inclusion and equity as foundational elements of education policies. Malaysia’s multicultural, multilinguistic environment, require visionary policymakers and industry leaders to lead the way.
Over the past year, owing to the Covid19 pandemic, most universities have been forced to make a major shift in they way they teach their students, moving to online teaching or using a combination of online and face-to-face teaching and learning.
While many education systems turned to alternative delivery modes, with online learning growing in popularity, it is estimated that remote learning remains out of reach for at least half a billion students across the globe.
Digitalisation is transforming the values and domains of existing industries. Technological advances as driven by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) are evolving at an incredibly fast rate, revamping the way we live, work and function as a society.
It's been a year since the Covid-19 outbreak first became a major international story and educational institutions, from kindergartens to universities, were forced to move their operations online. So what have we learnt and what changes will be permanent?
The pace of change is accelerating, or so everyone tells us. On a daily basis, things may seem much the same but big changes are constantly taking place unnoticed. One such change is the rising globalisation of tertiary education.