Brick-and-mortar campuses here to stay

Study safe: Students adhering to the social distancing guideline at the Sunway University library. - File photo.

MUCH of the recent growth in higher education globally has been led by private colleges and universities being established to meet the demand for degrees by a growing aspirational middle class.

But with learners being able to access high-quality course content online, including massive open online courses, engaging with peers and professors via social media and being assessed by artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, some pundits foresee the end of the traditional university campus as we know it.

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