Novel coronavirus (COVID-2019) pandemic: common challenges and response from higher education providers

Maddumapatabandi, T. D. and Gamage, K. A.A. (2020) Novel coronavirus (COVID-2019) pandemic: common challenges and response from higher education providers. Journal of Applied Learning and Teaching, 3(2), pp. 1-11. (doi: 10.37074/jalt.2020.3.2.20)

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There has been an unprecedented impact on the higher education sector from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) since the first reports in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. As it has rapidly become a global pandemic, universities had to implement appropriate policies for responding to it. Most higher education providers have adapted a range of online learning, teaching and assessment approaches as a response to the pandemic. This paper systematically reviews such responses from higher education providers in various parts of the world and evaluates the challenges and impacts on supporting students in learning and teaching during COVID-19.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:COVID-19, higher education, online delivery, pandemic, quality assurance, student learning.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gamage, Professor Kelum
Authors: Maddumapatabandi, T. D., and Gamage, K. A.A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Journal of Applied Learning and Teaching
Publisher:Kaplan Singapore
ISSN (Online):2591-801X
Published Online:11 November 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Thathsara D. Maddumapatabandi and Kelum A.A. Gamage
First Published:First published in Journal of Applied Learning and Teaching 3(2): 1-11
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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