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#BorderlessConversations Episode 2: 'The Rise of the Digital Professor'

Date: July 9th, 2021

During last week’s #BorderlessConversation, Kate and Perry were joined by Mushtak Al-Atabi and Guy Perring to discuss their insights on the experiences of students since March 2020, and on some of the initiatives Heriot-Watt University Malaysia have employed to support their virtual learning.

This week, we are delighted to welcome Christopher Hill discussing how staff have navigated their ‘new normal’, and how their new-found, and in some cases hard-won technological capabilities are likely to positively impact their career trajectories.

Christopher Hill is currently the Academic Director of the Post Graduate Certificate of Higher Education at the British University in Dubai.  His research interests include transnational education, the development of international education and the global  student experience.

Over the course of his career, Chris has built a global network of contacts in international education, and worked in capacity building and research projects for ministries, institutions and governments.  Chris combines the above with supporting research students and early career academics, and hosting the ‘Think Education’ podcast, and the OBHE is delighted to welcome him as a guest contributor to episode 2 of #BorderlessConversations, ‘The Rise of the Digital Professor.’

Professor Perry Hobson is currently Global Engagement Lead and Professor of Tourism at Sunway University, Malaysia. Perry has lived and worked in the UK, USA, Hong Kong, Australia and Malaysia. The main focus of Perry’s academic background has been in hospitality and tourism marketing, and the constant underlying theme of his career has been internationalisation.

Kate Cooper is Head of Research, Policy & Standards at the Institute of Leadership & Management. Kate is also a researcher, commentator, lecturer, Forbes blogger, Virtual Keynote Speaker, and is passionately committed to inspiring great leadership everywhere.