The pandemic situation has led to a significant revolution in the way we understand Higher Education. This ends up being a bigger leap than mere evolution towards online education, but the situation implies, without waiting for the gradualness of the evolutionary process, that we move to digital platforms "now" and "as we are".
From the platform that offers my role in u-planner, a company that promotes technological change for Higher Education, I share interesting reflections and good practices that we have observed in institutions in recent weeks.
The first thing is that some have decided not to see this crisis. This is a mistake because you come across it when you least expect it. There are others who have been stunned, unable to react. The power of routine and tradition has delayed their incorporation into the change, which has had the effect, even in the short term, of canceling registrations and weakening operational continuity itself.
However, there are others who have decided to do things due to the crisis. We must respond to the immediate needs. There are real actions that institutions can take now to continue to ensure education for their students. Here are a few. They may not all apply to your institution, but they give valuable insight into how to look at the problem and address it.
I invite those involved in Higher Education to share their experiences of these past weeks and the challenge ahead in the form on our special contingency page.