The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on higher education institutions globally, including in Cambodia. The physical closure of campuses has meant the rapid adoption of digital technologies to continue the delivery of education to students.
This unplanned move to online platforms and pedagogies has meant a leapfrog into a future of digital learning that no higher education institution was truly prepared for. It has been suggested that, although COVID-19 has disrupted education systems, it has also offered an opportunity for new ways of learning and teaching through the digital transformation of education delivery.
For many higher education institutions in Cambodia this represents transformative possibilities in the form of new paradigms of learning or the second phase of transformation in higher education.