RBC releases report on the future of Canadian PSE

June 4, 2020

A report released by the Royal Bank of Canada is urging Canadian postsecondary institutions to develop new learning models to provide students with greater flexibility amid the shift to remote learning models. Report author Andrew Schrumm notes that “for Canada to remain a global education leader that continues to attract the world’s brightest, our institutions will need to differentiate themselves.” Toward this end, Schrumm details the scope of the pandemic’s impact on Canadian PSE, addresses key questions about remote learning, and provides five points that Canadian higher education institutions should consider to become a global leader in online education. These suggestions include greater collaboration among institutions and modernizing the credit transfer system to recognize micro-credentials and experiential learning. “Our colleges and universities have taken the first steps to transform the student experience for the better,” said Schrumm. “There is every reason to believe they can build on their momentum to ensure our country thrives and prospers well into the future.” RBC | NationTalk (National)