SMU President Shares Her Views on How the Pandemic Will Change Universities

When the Singapore Management University (SMU) reopens for a new academic year in August, most of its courses will be taught fully online, while a small number will see students alternating between attending classes on campus and online.

But what happens post-pandemic – are SMU students likely to continue to do most of their courses online? This is a key question especially now that students have developed a familiarity and perhaps even a preference for online learning.

SMU president Lily Kong says it is unlikely. Not that she does not see the benefits of the online medium.

She admits that “it was a bit of a scramble” when the faculty had to take all classes online at the end of March. But soon everyone warmed up to it.

Read the full article from The Straits Times

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