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Impact of the COVID-19 on Higher Education: An Experience-Based Approach

Impact of the COVID-19 on Higher Education: An Experience-Based Approach
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Author(s): Francisco José García-Peñalvo (University of Salamanca, Spain), Alfredo Corell (University of Valladolid, Spain), Ricardo Rivero-Ortega (University of Salamanca, Spain), María J. Rodríguez-Conde (University of Salamanca, Spain) and Nicolás Rodríguez-García (University of Salamanca, Spain)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 18
Source title: Information Technology Trends for a Global and Interdisciplinary Research Community
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Francisco J. García-Peñalvo (University of Salamanca, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4156-2.ch001

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Abstract

The COVID-19 outbreak has a considerable impact on all business domains worldwide, almost with negative consequences. The digital transformation was already a requirement for all governments and institutions that this pandemic has accelerated to solve the confinement and the limitations to work and share the same spaces. Face-to-face higher education institutions moved towards an urgent and unplanned online teaching. After having closed one of the processes that has had the most significant impact on universities, the time has come to reflect and draw conclusions that will serve to face these institutions' future. A crisis always represents risks but also opportunities to change from a disruptive situation. This chapter reflects universities' futures from a strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats approach with the perspective of the experiences lived during the end of the 2019-2020 academic year by some face-to-face universities in Spain.

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