In the 1980s and 1990s, society was handed “education super tools” through computers. Technology promised an educational breakthrough across all borders, and that students and teachers would all be able to advance themselves in knowledge with the aid of computers. Numerous educational software applications were available, however, there was still something missing.
How does a higher education institution (HEI) define internationalization? Is it the inculcating of first-world ideals upon a student through a series of lectures? Is it for a school to focus on establishing more global locations to reach more diverse learners? Is it a student trading local culture for a more global perspective, as practiced throughout the campus the student is in?
Colleges and universities are places of education. These are institutions responsible for molding the future leaders of this world. Bright ideas, born out of the malleable minds of those intellectually curious, come to life during lectures given in places as simple as old classrooms.
Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) need to adapt to the shifting needs of the international learning community. This is the simple truth that has become a necessity with a society still reeling from the effects of COVID-19.