How is COVID-19 Impacting Higher Education?
HESB Special Issue
The COVID-19 pandemic has left no aspect of life untouched. Higher education institutions, often and rightly seen as the harbingers of the future, have risen to the new challenges posed by the pandemic in various ways.
In this special issue of The HEAD Foundation’s flagship publication, HESB, we invite distinguished academics to discuss how global and local institutions are coping and adapting, and how higher education institutions might look in a post COVID-19 world.
In this issue:
- E-learning and Higher Education in the Pre- and Post-COVID-19 Situation
Prof Cham Tao Soon, the founding President of NTU and Chairman of The HEAD Foundation’s Advisory Board, shares his thoughts on the role of e-learning in Singaporean institutions and how he envisions the future of local higher education.
- Monitoring the Impact on People and Places for Relevant Higher Education
Wesley Teter, Senior Consultant for Higher Education at UNESCO Bangkok, and Libing Wang, Chief of Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development at UNESCO Bangkok, discuss UNESCO’s response to learning inequality amidst the COVID-19 struggle.
- The Philippines – COVID-19 and its Impact on Higher Education in the Philippines
Professor Nymia Pimentel Simbulan, Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of the Philippines Manila, shares about the bayanihan spirit of community mobilisation in higher education institutions in the Philippines.
- Challenges and Opportunities for Vietnamese Higher Education
Dr Thanh Pham, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Monash University and Dr Huong Nguyen, Academic Manager & Lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology, discuss online learning possibilities and their consequences for Vietnam and the global higher education scene.
… and many more.