Online learning in Sri Lanka's higher education institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Sri Lanka made a remarkable transition to online tertiary education after closing its higher education institutions in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. According to the universities surveyed, nearly 90 per cent of student respondents have been able to access online education. The lack of consistently stable, high-speed internet access was the most significant challenge for students and faculty in continuing tertiary education during the early onset of COVID-19. This brief outlines lessons and opportunities to improve online learning modalities based on the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Tertiary education; Teaching and learning; Equity; Quality

Keywords: Online learning; Access to education and training; Quality assurance; Institutional role; Government role; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Sri Lanka; Asia

Published: Manila, Philippines: Asian Development Bank, 2020

Physical description: 12 p.

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Also called: Online learning in Sri Lanka's higher education institutions during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic

Series: ADB briefs; no. 151

ISBN: 9789292623678 (print); 9789292623685 (electronic)

ISSN: 2071-7202 (print), 2218-2675 (online)

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 141.1078

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