Pandemic and distance education: on the way to entrepreneurship university

Keywords: university transformation; university 3.0; values; philosophy of education; management of educational institutions.


Features of the technological paradigm of society affect the development of educational institutions, including higher. The fifth technological paradigm requires universities to implement entrepreneurship, research, and breakthrough development. Various methods are solving the problem of stagnation of educational institutions in Ukraine. The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine is restructuring the legislative and regulatory framework. The philosophy of education is looking for the values ​​on which the next generation's education should be built. Each educational institution is trying to realize its path of formation. The quarantine in higher education institutions has led to a rethinking of the educational process, which has led to the need for new methods and forms of work with students. The article analyzes the sources and highlights the essence of the Entrepreneurial University, identifies its features, and describes distance learning, showing the differences between distance learning and traditional. The changes introduced by our institute (Kiev Institute of Business and Technology) for the transition to online are considered. Methods of observation, survey, system analysis, and operation research are applied. In the results, we present data on the analysis of the transition of higher education institutions to online learning under the conditions of strict quarantine caused by COVID-19. The strengths and weaknesses of the transition process are analyzed. The institute is ready for transformation, restructuring its organizational structure, and building partnerships with private and state-owned enterprises. Is Ukrainian society ready for the emergence of entrepreneurial higher education institutions?


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How to Cite
Kushnir, O., Pilipenko, V., & Yakovleva, O. (2020). Pandemic and distance education: on the way to entrepreneurship university. Herald of Kiev Institute of Business and Technology, 44(2), 50-55.