Tech should be a learning enabler and enhance outcomes: SMU president

SMU President Professor Lily Kong said technology should be an enabler for learning, rather than pushed for its own sake. Instead of focusing on how the Covid-19 pandemic is going to disrupt education through the increasing importance of technology, Prof Kong said that the focus should be on learning outcomes. She was speaking at The Straits Times Education Forum 2021 on Reimagining Universities, Post-Covid, held in partnership with SMU on Feb 5. Prof Kong also pointed out that several predictions on technology's effect on education have failed to come true, despite the pandemic. [This article forms part of the last of the ST-SMU Reimagining Universities, Post-Covid four-part series.]

The Straits Times