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Digital Transformation in Higher Education Institutions as a Driver of Social Oriented Innovations

Vladislav Kaputa (), Erika Loučanová () and Fernando A. Tejerina-Gaite ()
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Vladislav Kaputa: Technical University in Zvolen
Erika Loučanová: Technical University in Zvolen
Fernando A. Tejerina-Gaite: University of Valladolid, Economics School

Chapter Chapter 4 in Social Innovation in Higher Education, 2022, pp 61-85 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract Higher education institutions have in the digital transformation an opportunity to facilitate access to education for individuals of different social backgrounds. At the same time, it will provide them with the necessary tools and skills to face current global problems (poverty, health quality, income disparities, environmental crises, among others) from a transdisciplinary perspective. Progress in the digitalization of higher education has been significantly accelerated by the onset of a pandemics in early 2020 (in European conditions). Such a rapid and massive transition to distance (online) education with comprehensive support for digital technologies is unparalleled. The survey conducted reflects the consequences of this change. Results shows that digital transformation improves some of the most demanded skills in the new knowledge society (searching and processing information, digital communication and socialization or working with text). Likewise, it has an important role in reducing costs related to education, but also in degradation of abilities in personal communication.

Keywords: Digital transformation; Higher education institutions (HEIs); Social innovation; Distance education; Pandemics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-84044-0_4

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