The EDUCAUSE 2021 Top IT Issues examine three potential scenarios for the role of technology in higher education after the pandemic: restore, evolve, or transform.
Susan Grajek, and the 2020–2021 EDUCAUSE IT Issues Panel emphasiz, The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all industries and sectors, and higher education was no exception.
Photo: Steve McCracken © 2020 The diversity of campus cultures, financial health, business models, and students led to a similar diversity in the impact of and response to the pandemic. There was no pandemic playbook for higher education, and 2020 has been a year requiring a decade's worth of effort and change.
And yet, the pandemic will end. At some time in the future, epidemiologists will no longer appear regularly on news programs, and public spaces will no longer be marked with circles every six feet. What will be left, what will we face on the other side of COVID-19, and what role will technology play in the recovery ahead? How might higher education emerge from the pandemic stronger and fitter for the future? These are the questions the 2020–2021 EDUCAUSE IT Issues Panel has explored this year...
What will be left, and what will we face, on the other side of COVID-19? What role will technology play in the recovery for higher education?? Will the pandemic prove to be higher education's extinction event, or will this ecosystem emerge stronger and fitter for the future? Let's put ourselves in the post-pandemic future and reflect on what it might bring.
Source: EDUCAUSE Review