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COVID-19 in Higher Education: Responding to the Short-Term Challenge

Published: 19 March 2020

ID: G00723048

Analyst(s): Tony Sheehan


The COVID-19 crisis is driving many institutions to explore online approaches for continuity of education. Higher education CIOs facing this challenge must clarify their aims, assess capabilities, act quickly and then analyze results to improve effectiveness.


This video provides initial guidance for those seeking education continuity in the face of crises such as COVID-19. Higher education CIOs should:

    Align short-term strategies to current capabilities and systems.

    Leverage content, learning management system course designs and collaboration.

    Review and adapt as the crisis evolves.

See ”Respond, Manage and Prepare for the Impact of Coronavirus” for more resources.

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