Report to the European Commission on New modes of learning and teaching in higher education
European higher education remains conservative to adapt to technological innovations, said the Commission High Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education in their report published this month. Current learning systems are reluctant to leave behind conventional classroom methods and restructure the way universities and schools operate, while teachers do not have the necessary professional training to cope with new ways of schooling. The institutions themselves are poorly equipped with new technologies in order to deliver high quality, online education. Although there is some progress in Europe, it is still lagging behind the US. The report includes recommendations for improvement to Member States.