The GLC Leadership Circle took place on November 19, 2020 discussing learnings that HEIs have experienced in their shift to digital teaching and learning modalities in an eventful 2020.
The program of the GLC Leadership Circle and all speakers can be found here.
As a basis for discussion, we have already provided the following input in advance. Hajo Zeeb gives an exciting insight into the development of the public health situation and its effects on Higher Ed. In the second video three representatives of GLC, DAAD and THE give an overview of their respective studies and thus created another important basis for our live discussions in the GLC Leadership Circle on November 19, 2020.
A public health perspective on higher education
with Hajo Zeeb, Head of Prevention and Evaluation, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology(06:07 min)
Findings on digital learning and higher education – results of the surveys by Global Learning Council (GLC), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Times Higher Education (THE)
with Anne Leiser (Project Manager, GLC Head Office), Dagmar Willems (Senior Desk Officer Section Digitalisation, DAAD) and Sara Custer (Associate Editor, THE)(15:49 min)
Our program on Thursday, November 19, 2020:
This slot focused on the unique challenges faced by the Asia Pacific region in higher education in moving toward digital learning. In two breakout sessions, participants were given the opportunity to discuss how hybrid learning and hybrid campuses can be integrated into higher education strategies. In a final plenary round, we took a look at accelerating transformation through partnerships.
Plenary Panel: Common and unique for Asia
with Michael Sankey (Director Learning Transformations, Griffith University), Gary Grant (Professor, Griffith University), David Kellermann (Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales), Amanda White (Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney), Yadati Narahari (Professor, Indian Institute of Science), Loganathan Umanand (Professor, Indian Institute of Science), Anirban Mukhopadhyay (Associate Provost Teaching and Learning, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Ong Chin Hwa (IT Head and Deputy Director Centre for Instructional Technology, National University of Singapore) and Myo Kywe (Chairman, National Education Policy Commission of Myanmar), Panel Chair: Alexandros Papaspyridis (Director Higher Education Industry Solutions, Microsoft)(23:40 min)
Input: The COVID-19 vaccine and the impact on higher education
with Jerome Kim (Director General, International Vaccine Institute)(34:37 min)
In this slot, higher education experts discussed responses to the pandemic and pathways to sustainable digital learning in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. In breakout sessions we discovered what we can learn from other regions and what approaches are useful for different systems. In a final forum, we discussed with you how global collaboration cross-regional exchange can foster better learning for all.
Panel: Regional responses and pathways to digital learning
with Aloys Krieg (Vice-Rector for Teaching, RWTH Aachen University), Nana Aba Appiah Amfo (Pro-Vice Chancellor Academic and Student Affairs, University of Ghana), Narimane Hadj-Hamou (CEO and Founder, Center for Learning Innovations and Customized Knowledge Solutions (CLICKS)), Wyn Morgan (former Vice-President for Education, University of Sheffield), Panel Chair: Bitange Ndemo (Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Nairobi, GLC Member)
Forum: Fostering cross-regional collaboration
with Adam Habib (Vice-Chancellor, University of Witwatersrand), Sylvia Schwaag Serger (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Lund University), Joshua G. Bagaka’s (Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs, Research and Innovation, KCA University), Christiane Schmeken (Director Strategy, DAAD), Panel Chair: John Gill (Editor, THE)(46:40 min)
In this slot, experts from the Americas offered an in-depth look on lessons from COVID for post-COVID higher education. Panelists provided accounts of their experiences through the pandemic and pathways for the future of digital learning. In the second panel, higher ed observers added their perspective and added participants to the conversation.
Panel: Higher education leaders reflect on lessons from COVID-19 that will forever change their institution
with Denise Pires de Carvalho (Rector, Federal University Rio de Janeiro), Paul LeBlanc (President, Southern New Hampshire University) and Laurie Leshin (President, Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Panel Chair: Suzanne Walsh (President, Bennett College, GLC Member)(63:59 min)
Panel: Responses and reflection from higher ed observers
with Bryan Alexander (Education futurist & Author of Academia Next) and Elizabeth Stovall (Senior Higher Education Strategy Manager, Microsoft Education)(44:35 min)
Supporters of the GLC:
The GLC deals with digital learning in many different formats. For example, we will soon publish the report on our survey, which deals with „Higher Education during COVID-19“ from a thought leader perspective. We are also planning a number ofevents, such as the Global Learning Week in 2021, a major digital event where we will discuss and network with you about the digital learning of the future.
Join our mailing list and stay up to date with us on global and digital learning. Just send an email and we will keep you informed about our upcoming events and publications.