Accelerating change in higher education


AS the number of Covid-19 cases in the country reduces significantly, many are still advised to stay cautious and vigilant when in public areas.

While the impact of the global outbreak of Covid-19 was indeed dramatic, yet transformative at the same time, educators around the world had to create workable solutions for remote teaching and learning.

Fortunately, Malaysia is somewhat lucky that the infrastructure in most cities allow the continuation of education for most students.

Though each level of education faces its own unique challenges, an article by the World Economic Forum states that higher education may end up triggering a learning revolution – a much sought-after transformation.

Granted, universities are at an advantage given that their students are both old enough to handle the rigours of online work and are technologically savvy to navigate new platforms. The real question lies with the institution and if it can choose the technology approach that will engage and educate their students.

The series of questions and contemplation may quickly lead to a new hybrid model of education – an area that Malaysia’s leading private higher education provider, Taylor’s University, is exploring in its fully digital summit.

Themed “Rising Together As We Reimagine The Future: Evolution And Change Amidst The Covid-19 Era”, the Taylor’s e-summit targets Malaysia’s youth and future nation-builders to strengthen, resolve and renew optimism – helping them realise their dreams.

The e-summit on July 25 and 26 is divided into four sessions by respective faculties tackling various topics which include:

> “Survive Today, Thrive Tomorrow: Running Businesses in the COVID-19 era” by the Faculty of Business & Law

> “Decoding the Demands for a Digitalised Workforce” by the Faculty of Innovation and Technology

> “How Innovation in Education Can Nurture a Nation’s Future” by the Faculty of Social Science and Leisure Management

> “A Shot at Success: Vaccines and Bioscience Breakthroughs to Prevent Future Pandemics” by the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

The main feature over the two-day virtual event is a gathering of real-world expertise and academics who have had their share of professional and personal challenges – and triumphed.

The live stream summit is designed to stimulate impactful conversations and inspire audiences to embark on new fields of exploration to further their learning to overcome this unprecedented crisis.

During the e-summit, Taylor’s will also be introducing a new programme, aspiring to set the path for the next generation of entrepreneurs that will guide them through the waves of self-employment, from lessons learned today.

The dialogue will see young, yet successful business owners sharing their own experiences from the impact of the pandemic, as well as some key initiatives they have taken to navigate this turbulence.

The conversation seeks to cover the benefits of having strong theoretical knowledge, and how being in a community of other like-minded individuals, is the perfect formula in cultivating a solid foundation for the entrepreneurship journey.

The two-day affair will also allow participants the chance to be a part of in-depth breakout sessions, view the Lakeside campus through virtual tours and engage with Taylor’s experts in e-counselling sessions for youths interested to find out more about the course they are interested to pursue.

The Taylor’s E-Summit 2020 is keen to help the nation’s youths rise to their dreams – by equipping them with the right values, knowledge, and survival skills to be future leaders in their chosen fields.

Future-proof yourself and find out more about the Taylor’s E-Summit by visiting university.taylors.edu.my or email summit@taylors.edu.my.

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