The Board Meeting witnessed much more interaction between different institutions from various cultural backgrounds. We have selected the highlights made by our board members at the Board Meeting for your reference. Their foresight and suggestions provide unequivocal guidance for the alliance’s future work.
Anant Agarwal, Chief Platform Officer at 2U; Founder of edX
Educators and universities must transform to become learner-centric. COVID-19 has boosted three trends in learner-centric education: data-enabled personalized learning, growth of modular, stackable credentials and shift to blended learning on campus.
Lin Zhongqin, President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University
The digital transformation of education emphasizes people-oriented and the deep integration of new technologies and education. The transformation needs joint exploration and practice of curriculum standards, new technology applications, and online resources.
Erik Lithander, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of University of Auckland
The University of Auckland aims to demonstrate global leadership in providing equitable access to high-quality education. Online education has been a powerful tool for disadvantaged students and working professionals to achieve their ambitions and potentials in education.
Wang Bo, Vice President and Provost, Peking University
Peking University adopts the “digitalization +” strategy to promote interdisciplinary construction, course system development, and educational resource sharing. Students should be the main body of learning, and digital education should involve more of the dimension of humanity.
Ute Habel, Vice Rector for International Affairs, RWTH Aachen University
Digital applications and online formats have become part of the new normal of higher education. RWTH Aachen University overcame the pandemic adaptively and is resilient because of the smaller groups, the lab work, and the hands-on practical experience.
Wang Shuaiguo, CEO of XuetangX
In 2022, XuetangX has reached 100 million learners from all over the world. XuetangX also developed new digital tools to enable educators to create an engaging and interactive learning experience, and provide students with greater access to educational resources.
Thapanee Thammetar, Director of Thai MOOC
Thai MOOC would love to invite all alliance members to share some courses and use support to access each of our own platforms. For next year, we can get together again, not only for the board meeting, for the conference, but specifically for the instructor training.