Transforming higher education in the 21st Century;
‘’Innovating pathways to learning and continuous professional education”
Technology-based teaching and learning lead to the transformation of higher education. Through new modes of teaching and learning, three complementary educational areas are emerging in European higher education: (1) blended and online degree education; (2) flexible continuous education and continuous professional development online, including new types of short programmes; and (3) online open education through OERs and MOOCs.
Although their costs and business models differ significantly, they are interdependent. Institutional development in higher education should embrace a holistic perspective, developing these areas separately, but also integrating them in practice.
It is expected that in Europe, each of these areas will expand in the near future. They will lead to excellence, innovation and inclusion and will affect international education by supporting collaborative courses and curricula and virtual mobility.
- Policies in the changing pedagogical landscape
- Empowering universities for the modernisation of higher education
- Blended education
- Flexible continuing education and new types of courses
- Open education and MOOCs
- Learning analytics and learning technologies