May teaching and learning resources
A short, curated list of articles, conferences, podcasts, books, whitepapers or videos for teaching and learning professionals.
This month we focused on looking at our Asian colleagues for inspiration in the space of online and blended learning.
Asia-Pacific varsities mull new metaverse era
A growing number of Asian universities are examining high-tech solutions to their changing roles in society. This article looks at developments at Thammasat University in Thailand, SEGi University and Colleges in Malaysia, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in South Korea, Manipal GlobalNxt University in Kuala Lumpur, and other institutions in the Asia-Pacific region.
Using digital teaching tools to engage students in APAC
Technology and data alone will not be enough to connect educators and students in the Asia-Pacific, a panel of experts speaking at a Times Higher Education concluded. this article looks at new solutions on how to connect with students in an online-only environment.
Policy Brief: Building ecosystems for online and blended learning: Advancing equity and excellence in higher education in the Asia-Pacific
As COVID-19 upends lives and livelihoods worldwide, the rapid growth of online learning is challenging the relevance of traditional higher education systems. Although efforts to promote and enhance the use of ICT in higher education in the Asia-Pacific have rapidly increased, progress is far from sufficient. This brief highlights important questions for national policymakers in the Asia-Pacific to enhance online and blended learning for quality higher education.
Digital transformation of international HE gathers momentum
A review of thoughts from the Associationhttps://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000375474/PDF/375474eng.pdf.multi of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, like North America (NA), as they adjust to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown while universities open up for face-to-face interactions. The challenges are how to offer students digitized learning together with traditional personal interaction and intercultural experiences to boost internationalization and exchanges.
How Asia-Pacific must adapt its digital transformation
The region has a unique offering, but scaling lifelong learning, micro-credentials and access for international students are among the challenges that persist. The article identified some of the differences between the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on Asia-Pacific institutions and their counterparts in North America and Europe.
Blended Learning for Inclusive and Quality Higher Education in Asia
- Demonstrates how blended learning provides improved access to and enhanced quality of higher education teaching and learning in Asian universities
- Showcases promising approaches of governance and support of blended learning practices at the institutional level
- Provides a handy guide with takeaways from approaches, enabling conditions, and practical strategies of blended learning