Online Learning in Sri Lanka’s Higher Education Institutions during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Publication | September 2020
This brief outlines lessons and opportunities to improve online learning modalities based on the experiences of Sri Lanka on the transition to online tertiary education due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Government of Sri Lanka has made improving access to quality tertiary education a top priority under its new economic framework. But the pandemic has resulted in emerging issues and challenges given the need for a radical shift toward online learning. This brief underscores the need to step up policies and measures for equal access to online learning that caters to and addresses the needs of education institutions, faculty, and students.