“I, Robot”: Science and Learning in the Digital Era. Presentation of the DRC Strategic Foresight Project

IDM in cooperation with the School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo

The Covid-19 crisis proved to be a significant impetus in the long-term trend of digitalisation in higher education and learning. Distance education and remote learning has become a daily experience and a new normal, even for digitally less-prepared universities in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Innovative digital education emerging from the all-encompassing digital transition of our age can, on one hand, support open, transparent and flexible research and schooling. On the other hand, however, it also brings with it many drawbacks, such as challenging the interdependency of both student and student-teacher relationships, as has been seen in the months during the pandemic.

In this regard, the discussion presented five possible scenarios and relevant policy recommendations in the area of digitalization of science and learning. These were developed within the framework of the strategic foresight project funded by the Danube Rectors’ Conference and implemented by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe in 2022. Consequently, the experts on digitalization, e-learning and innovation in education discussed the various scenarios and their visions of science and learning in the digital era.

You can watch the discussion on our IDM YouTube channel.