Educational Technology

February 25, 2020

Universities brace for lasting impact of coronavirus outbreak

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

Joyce Lau and John Ross, THE

While much harm has been done by epidemic, institutions could use crisis to sharpen strategies and practices in areas such as internationalisation and e-learning, experts say. In the most affected areas, universities face the prospect of losing an entire semester or more. In China, where the health emergency started and where most of the cases have occurred, institutions – including foreign branch campuses – have called a halt to in-person teaching. Administrators in Hong Kong universities, which are among the most internationalised in the world, have been frank in their assessment that a return to normal teaching in early March is “unlikely”.

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