Learning Never Stops – Higher Education Interregional Webinar on COVID-19, 28 April 2020, 14:00-15:45 in Bangkok (GMT+7)
Working together to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education teachers and students in the Arab and Asia-Pacific regions
Currently, the temporary closures of higher education institutions (HEIs) due to the COVID-19 pandemic are no longer news, because most countries have stopped face-to-face teaching. The disruption to learning is unprecedented and places new challenges on governments to ensure the continuity of learning, and on learners, parents, and faculty. The impact of the pandemic on HEIs was abrupt and in the majority of cases there was no contingency plan other than to attempt to continue classes remotely. As ever the most vulnerable and disadvantaged learners are hardest hit. Going forward it is important that we shift attention to post-pandemic planning to ensure the highest degree possible of quality, inclusion and equity for all teachers and students. Given inequities in access to quality online learning, will there be a return to the status quo? Will the current pandemic be a wake-up call for the higher education community?
Join an interactive webinar to explore emerging challenges and new futures of higher education across two world regions, including researchers and policymakers from the following:
- Arab Region: Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria and United Arab Emirates
- Asia-Pacific: China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand
This special event is jointly organized by UNESCO’s Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States and the Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in collaboration with the International Centre for Higher Education Innovation under the auspices of UNESCO (UNESCO-ICHEI).
Time: 10:00-11:45 in Beirut (GMT+3)/ 14:00-15:45 in Bangkok (GMT+7), 28 April 2020
How to register and connect: Click here to register via Zoom.
For questions, please contact:
- Anasse Bouhlal, Ph.D., Programme Specialist in Higher Education, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States, Lebanon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Haogen Yao, Ph.D., Senior Education Specialist, International Centre for Higher Education Innovation under the auspices of UNESCO (UNESCO-ICHEI), China (email@example.com)
- Wesley Teter, Ph.D., Senior Consultant for Higher Education, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Thailand (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Background and COVID-19 resources: https://en.unesco.org/covid19