Online Learning

in Higher Education

April 14, 2020

18:00 – 19:30 IST


The increasing ubiquity of digital technologies is democratising education like nothing before. Even as the world faces a health crisis with uncertain timelines, a number of higher education institutions are transitioning to an online model of teaching and learning. In some ways, the current situation has forced a global shift towards remote learning, teaching, assessment, interactions etc. 
This webinar focused on some pertinent questions including:


  • What kind of mindset change is required for learners and instructors in these models?

  • What kind of IT capabilities must higher education institutions have to leverage the potential of such models? 

  • How does one reconcile the digital divide in this scenario?


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Dr. Rick Levin,

President Emeritus - Yale University, USA

Dr. Rick Levin is a Senior Advisor and former CEO at Coursera. He joined the company in 2014, after completing a 20-year term as President of Yale University, during which time he rebuilt the campus, redeveloped downtown New Haven, co-founded Yale-NUS College in Singapore, and generally strengthened the University’s international programs.  Among these, the Yale India Initiative provided for a dozen new faculty positions in South Asian Studies. 

Dr. Levin is recognized as an advocate and leader of the emerging role of higher education in responding to the challenge of sustainable development locally and globally. This year, Yale met the ambitious 43% greenhouse gas reduction target he established in 2007.  Dr. Levin earned a B.A. degree in history at Stanford, a B.Litt. in politics at Oxford, and a Ph.D. in economics at Yale.  He holds honorary degrees from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Oxford, Peking, and Tokyo Universities, among others.

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