In an event held on May 22, the university launched its Academy of Future Education, Academy of Film and Creative Technology and XJTLU-JITRI Academy of Industrial Technology.
“The future of education is not focused on teachers imparting knowledge to students, but instead on how educational institutions will support lifelong learning,” said Xiaojun Zhang, executive dean of the Academy of Future Education.
“The future of education is not focused on teachers imparting knowledge to students”
“Now, learners want the university to prepare them for roles as innovators in society. With today’s speed of information delivery, that means fostering ‘learning how to learn’ and providing the best tools worldwide for that purpose.”
The XJTLU Learning Platform, initially launched a year ago, focuses on providing lifelong learning for users. Its partners include including Adobe, Microsoft, McGraw-Hill Group, Alibaba Cloud and Digital China providing educational content, training and online certification tests.
In addition, the university said it was looking at expansion to regions such as China’s Greater Bay Area (Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau), “where the university plans to establish the XIPU Innovation and Education College (GBA)”.
“XJTLU took reference from the flexibility offered by the American education system, the emphasis on a robust quality control system from the British system, and the focus on building fundamentals commonly seen in the Chinese system,” said Youmin Xi, executive president of XJTLU.
“It is our mission to explore the future and impact education.”