Over the past year, there has been much speculation about what the future of work might look like in a post-pandemic world. Less often have we talked about what education might look like. The global pandemic has forced everyone to adapt, but education institutions have had a huge mountain to climb, being steeped in tradition and often thriving around a campus-based culture. Up to a year ago, remote learning on such a grand scale was never thought possible, nor was it necessarily the ambition.
So much has shifted in 12 months, and despite best efforts to acclimate to a new way of learning, many challenges remain. Above all, the pandemic has shone a spotlight on the need for universities to offer a consistent learning environment between the campus and those accessing lessons remotely to ensure future success and resilience. If we consider that universities are nurturing the upcoming generation of workplace talent, perhaps this builds a case for us tackling the future of our education system first, to then run in parallel with workplace evolution.
Host: Andy Whiteside
Co-Host: Bill Sutton
Guest: Mark Sweeney