About EdTech’s potential take-over of the higher education sector In 2012, the New York Times proclaimed the year of the MOOC, stating that online courses delivered on platforms such as Coursera and Udacity would disrupt the higher education sector. Universities and business schools worldwide pointed to the fact that studying is far more than listening…

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During these unusual and uncertain times, adapting to different working environments has become a global norm. With Higher Education organisations temporarily closing their doors, we turn to technology to assist with virtual teaching and maintain vital communication with students and amongst colleagues. David Cockayne, Senior lecturer in Marketing at the University of Liverpool Management School,…

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Richard R. Smith, Ph.D. is a Professor at Singapore Management University where he also serves as Deputy Dean for the Lee Kong Chian School of Business. While Singapore was the location of the film Crazy Rich Asians, a more current view of the city-state might be better described as Crazy Vigilant Singaporeans! The COVID-19 pandemic…

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A new Magna Charta Universitatum: MCU 2020 The Magna Charta Universitatum was first signed by 388 rectors in Bologna in September 1988. It defined fundamental principles and means of achieving them so that universities could play an effective role in society. Signing the Magna Charta committed universities to valuing autonomy and academic freedom and operating…

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