The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the resilience of higher education institutions, but it also can be an opportunity for a digital transformation that can strengthen teaching and learning and improve the delivery of services to the campus community, according to Merlin Teodosia Suarez, Professor of Computer Science at De La Salle University in the Philippines. Dr. Suarez, a 2017-2018 United Board Fellow, shared a thoughtful perspective on ways that colleges and universities can innovate and adapt to the impacts of COVID-19. While much remains unknown about the coronavirus, Dr. Suarez points out that institutions have access to a great deal of data about their operations. That data can guide cross-functional teams to think about how or when to reopen their campuses, what options they can offer for online learning, and new ways to offer student services or facilitate virtual collaboration.
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This webinar is part of an ongoing series offered by the United Board, titled “New Models of Education.” Please check our website for future programming in the series.