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Economic and Social Impacts of Online Learning in Higher Education: Building Resilience

Indian Journal of Industrial Relations

Volume 56 Issue 3

Published: 2021
Author(s) Name: Prashant Salwan | Author(s) Affiliation: Professor of Strategy and International Business, Indian Institute of Management Indore, Indore, MP
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Abstract

India’s higher education (HE) system is the world’s largest. Still, Indian HE gross enrolment ratio (GER) is only 26.3%, just above the world average of 24%, and far lower than in ot her Asian countri es l i ke Chi na (51%), South Korea (94%) and even in Malaysia (45%) and Indonesia (36%). COVID 19 and factors like increasing HE fees, and contemporary skill required by the industries; the challenges facing Indian HE institutes (HEI) are enormous. Online education has come as a blessing in disguise in the current disruption scenario. This article shows how the economic and soci al be nef i ts of online courses would help HEI in dev el opi ng resi l i ence . I t al so elaborates on how an HEI can get online strategies right, through faculty and student engagements and taking care of security issues and making ecosystem partners like industries work together.

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