Making choices during disruption: A resilient digital future for education?

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The full impact of the 2020 pandemic is still emerging. Until this event, waves of ‘digital disruption’ also delivered widespread economic and social benefit. With Covid-19, we have been reminded that nature can be more disruptive. How should we respond? Harnessing digital technology for ‘emergency remote education’ has been an effective response for some; however, the gap of basic access to educational services has widened. We would not want to accept this as the ‘new normal’ and yet, returning to what was normal was not entirely satisfactory. Moreover, what happens if the next pandemic is digital, triggered by cyberwarfare? Meanwhile, innovation continues with advances in artificial intelligence, deployment of ‘smart’ systems, and the emergence of Industry 4.0. This paper considers these developments and questions arising such as, what choices must we make to recalibrate our education systems in ways to that align with the sustainable development goals articulated by UNESCO?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Emerging Trends in Technology for Education in an Uncertain World
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Education in Muslim Society, (ICEMS 2020), Jakarta, Indonesia, 18-19 November 2020
EditorsDwi Nanto, Maila D.H. Rahiem, Tita Khalis Maryati
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781003219248
ISBN (Print)9781003219248
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021
EventInternational Conference on Education in Muslim Society - Online, Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 18 Nov 202019 Nov 2020
Conference number: 6


ConferenceInternational Conference on Education in Muslim Society
Abbreviated titleICEMS 2020
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