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Where is the Quality Assurance? Sustaining Online and Blended Learning in the post-COVID-19 Context in Africa – and Beyond

By 19th June 2020No Comments1 min read


Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, university campuses across Africa have been urged to shift their teaching and learning online to stem the disruption to learners caused by nationwide lock downs of institutions.

As restrictions ease across the continent, institutions that have quickly adopted online and blended-learning interventions in the first half of 2020 are presented with an either/or conundrum: retreating to a singular focus on classroom-based teaching or continuing and further investing in wholly online or blended-learning offerings. Other emerging world contexts are grappling with similar issues, including large-population countries such as Brazil, India, Indonesia, and Pakistan. Consensus seems that blended learning is the most likely change among institutions, which by most accounts is defined as up to 79% of teaching and learning being conducted online.


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