Malaysian Universities in Transformation

by Sohail Inayatullah

Introduction

Will Higher Education in Malaysia transition from the factory model to a student-centred ‘Café’ approach, the ‘à la carte’ university? Will lecturers remain mired in bureaucratic forms or will they be able to focus on teaching and learning? Will blended learning platforms succeed? Will the current pushes of the future – new digital technologies, an ageing society, changing paradigms in learning and heightened globalization – overwhelm higher education in Malaysia or can Malaysian Higher Education respond to these pushes in ways that meet student, professor, university, industry and community needs?(continue…)

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