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BSBI launches distance learning webinar series

The first webinar, titled ‘Current Challenges and Future Perspectives of Distance Education’, was held on April 2

BSBI Dialogues is a series of webinars with the goal of creating a virtual platform where students and experts can share knowledge and best practice of distance learning.

“We aim to initiate a conversation…to show how being innovative and using technology can and should be more than a temporary solution”

The first webinar, titled ‘Current Challenges and Future Perspectives of Distance Education’, was held on April 2 and hosted by Kyriakos Kouveliotis, Programmes and Partnership director at BSBI.

The webinar focused on what are still considered obstacles to a widespread use of distance learning. It also looked at the endless opportunities new technologies such as augmented reality and artificial intelligence can create for students and institutions around the world.

Streamed live on Go To Webinar, the session saw the participation of two experts from the higher education industry in Germany.

Ralf Hilgenstock, founder and CEO of eLeDia, and Maria Wilke, teacher trainer and learning consultant at Goethe-Institut, joined BSBI to bring their insights and experience to the debate.

BSBI Dialogues was inspired by the current worldwide situation, showing the importance of remote working and distance learning. Sagi Hartov,  co-founder and executive chairman at BSBI, said.

“Like many schools around the world, BSBI had to switch to e-learning to continue with its activities and ensure students were able to progress with their courses.

“The shift was done in a few days and without any issues. BSBI has always been committed to innovation and e-learning which meant we had the right infrastructure in place, skilled people to deliver and change management leading the way for all the necessary adjustments to be made,” said Hartov.

Drawing from this experience, BSBI Dialogues aims to promote how institutions can educate and interact with students.

During the webinar, the speakers engaged in a conversation touching on the key themes, also allowing the audience to interact live with them and ask questions.

“We launched this project to explore and promote the many opportunities that distance learning can offer.

“We aim to initiate a conversation between students, institutions and the higher education industry to show how being innovative and using technology can and should be more than a temporary solution,” added Kouveliotis.

BSBI has also announced that it has become a member of the Business Graduates Association.

The BGA is an international membership and quality assurance body of world-leading and high-potential business schools. As a sister organisation to the Association of MBAs, BGA accredits business schools based on their impact on students, employers and the wider community, in terms of ethics and responsible management practices.

 “We are extremely proud of this achievement. We are constantly working to improve as an institution for the benefit of our students and this is a true testament to our efforts,” said Hartov.

“Since the beginning of 2020, we have launched a number of initiatives and partnerships to provide our students with resources and skills beyond traditional teaching.

“With this membership, we confirm our commitment in making a positive impact on individuals and society through promoting responsible management.”

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