HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (BULGARIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:Nowadays can be seen how the new technologies change the environment very fast. Many challenges are faced with higher education. Every day new technologies, software and hardware solutions are developed and how can the universities respond to this changes. To be part of the educational process, first, the person has to be a good teacher. This knowledge the young lecturer receives from his mentor, who is part of the university staff. For 5 to 10 years the young lecturer becomes well educated and can manage his own subjects. How can young lecturers be well informed and educated in the new techniques and new trends? And how they can respond adequately to all students’ questions? This is the most pressing problem and an answer is given in this article. A new model of cooperation between Universities and Companies is given. An experiment with few young lecturers in Bulgaria is described. Here are certain important negatives of using speakers outside the university and some recommendations on how to move to the next level, set by the digital transformation.
Keywords: Higher education, peer mentoring, research, rival mentoring, technologies, training.