Revolution and Trends in Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

Revolution and Trends in Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

Lawrence Jones-Esan
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-3652-3.ch008
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In the past 50 years, a revolution in HE has occurred, characterised by unprecedented changes in institutions. A recent development was in the 19th century, when HE first developed in Germany, which changed the nature of HE globally. Academics in the 21st century have become more technological. A global educational revolution has taken place in the quest to promote e-learning globally. New digital trends affect the growth of education. This chapter examines how higher education responds to the demands of the automated economy. Considering the critical trends in the way people learn and how various HE or participants practice adaptation, projects and technology are changing how we teach and learn. This chapter provides examples of new collaboration frameworks between government, industry, and HE to avoid falling behind in a rapidly changing environment and aims to help those who want to understand how the world should respond to technological change.
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Revitalizing Higher Education

According to Amankwah-Amoah (2019), technological innovations including content management systems, learning management systems, and the use of the internet itself, are becoming a crucial part of African higher education. COVID-19 has accelerated such changes to the pedagogic methods and tools used across the country.

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