In principle, the use of digital technology in universities holds great promise, including transforming teaching and learning practices; widening access to non-traditional learners; reducing instructional costs; improving opportunities for student and teacher collaboration; and expanding individualised and adaptive instruction. But it will require higher education institutions to commit to the development of a next-generation learning environment, including large-scale investments in hardware and software, sufficient time and training for teaching staff, and adapting pedagogical and assessment approaches to the new digital environment.

Andreas Schleicher

Schleicher, A. (2021). The state of Higher Education Quarterly.