Responding to COVID-19 with IT

A Transformative Moment?

  • Hans de Wit Center for International Higher Education, Boston College
  • Philip Altbach Center for International Higher Education, Boston College
Keywords: COVID-19, distance education, hybrid or blended education, information technology, online education

Abstract

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, higher education is being forcibly transformed. But questions must be asked: Is the distance revolution working, and are we in a “transformative moment”? Today, distance education is ubiquitous—of necessity. However, it is not necessarily very successful. Most probably, hybrid or blended education, will expand. Just as MOOCs, a decade or so ago, did not produce the educational revolution that many predicted, today’s massive and hurried shift to distance education will not either.

Author Biographies

Hans de Wit, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College

Hans de Wit is professor and director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, US. E-mail: dewitj@bc.edu.

Philip Altbach, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College

Philip G. Altbach is research professor and founding director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, US. E-mail: altbach@ bc.edu

Published
2020-07-10
How to Cite
de Wit, H., & Altbach, P. (2020). Responding to COVID-19 with IT. International Higher Education, (103), 3-5. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ihe/article/view/14627
Section
Articles