"No going back, only forward"
Business education is experiencing fundamental changes in content, delivery & assessment. The pace of Edu-tech adoption got a sudden impetus owing to the unexpected occurrence of a global Pandemic. Everyone is innovating and so are the accreditation agencies to cope with the new normal. One thing is quite clear that Business education will never be the same.
Our 13th International Accreditation conference endorsed the fact that there is no going back and possibly flipped and blended classrooms and lifelong learning may be the answer for the future.
Edu-tech holds the key and Accreditation, Indian or international, is now more a necessity than an ideal option for acquiring cutting edge quality strategy for an uncertain future.
Almost 30 speakers from around the world spoke at our conference and agreed that campuses and industry need to understand the digital future and prepare leaders accordingly to steer future industries. Corona might have caused human catastrophe but it also created a new hope for the future of mankind.
Day 1 : Re-imagining Business Education with Cutting Edge Quality Strategy
Education technology use is accelerating at a rapid pace and there cannot be any Business Education future with high technology infusion.
As a natural corollary, the past way of working is almost completely changed. And there is no likelihood of any educational institution or process returning to the older regime. In other words we will not return to the past, only change for the future.
Covid 19 may have disrupted normal lives of people and also resulted in more than quarter million people becoming fatal casualty but as far as education sector is concerned, it has also brought new opportunities for lifelong learning.
The traditional classrooms have been firmly replaced by blended learning mode.
Day 3 : Accreditation & Quality Improvement Commons
Cutting across all accreditation systems there are common aspects of quality which coincides with the expectations of the institutions in improving specific areas of their working. Academic processes including, teaching, coursework, pedagogy, assessment all adhere to certain expected standards which may be common across education communities. Accreditation agencies generally adhere to Malcolm Balridge standards that ensures Leadership; Strategy; Customers; Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management; Workforce; Operations; and Results at the institutional level.
The speakers touched upon the difficulties and challenges in gathering and preserving data, and the need for reaching out to the students for better learning assessment, development of measurable outcomes and such other.
Day 2 : Edu-tech with Empathy to develop future leaders
The discussions were extremely sharp and focused on the way forward in the technology driven world which is not going to revert back to the old ways.
Automation and technology is augment learning not a substitute for teaching
You need creativity in teaching
The medium has been accepted by the learners and not teachers
Digital natives cant understand the digital immigrants from previous generation
Motivation remains the big issue in digital learning
Empathy can be taught and learnt
Technology will not lead to serendipity as it has no heart
Gamification of learning may an answer
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