Changing the Context of Education through the Concept of an Assembly University

  • Jekuk Chang Dongseo University


Technological development is proceeding at a greater pace across broader scales and with deeper human impacts than at any previous time. It is a primary driver forboth economic globalization and disruptive innovation. Undoubtedly, technological development has brought importantsocial benefits. However, it has also presented significant challenges. This paper introduces three such challenges within the context of the academia. Next, it examines how lessonsregarding the disruptive potential of sharing economies in the broader marketplace might be applied in transforming the context of higher education. To this end, the paper defines the concept of an Assembly University. Finally, it outlines certain steps taken by Dongseo University (DSU) toward implementing the Assembly University concept as a benchmark of best practices.