The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data is not new to universities. Over the last decade, we have observed a significant increase in digital infrastructure that has shaped the ways in which we teach and convey information, display and store data, and understand and translate instruction. Technological innovation is at the fore-front of these advancements, shifting away from the traditional teacher-centered approach to one that is more student-centric and digitally integrated.
This shift from contemporary practice has largely been fueled by the digital era, in which digital technologies are used in nearly every aspect of our lives. The recent ‘COVID-19 normal’ environment has also acted as a catalyst for further educational reform, forcing academic institutions at all levels to reimagine their physical infrastructure and begin to build a more digitalized future.
At Canadian University Dubai(CUD), the expanded City Walk campus has been tailored to a new advanced teaching model that uses technology-driven tools to reflect this change of preference in support of digitalization.
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