12 February 2018
Universities are currently looking into changing traditional methods of teaching and dealing with evolving challenges in education and rethinking the way their students are learning.
These changes, however, will take time, said education administators recently at the Disruptions in Education (DisruptED) forum co-organised by The Straits Times and the Singapore Institute of Management.
Technology is changing the way people gather information, said SIM Holdings chief executive Lee Kwok Cheong, citing the example of working adults choosing topics they want to learn from the wide range of courses offered by online education platform Coursera.
Dr Charles Zukoski, provost for the University of Buffalo, New York, opined that alternative forms of education will be developed to cater to the rising demand for higher education, such as shorter degrees or other types of credentials.