There has been an unprecedented impact on the higher education sector from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) since the first reports in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. As it has rapidly become a global pandemic, universities had to implement appropriate policies for responding to it. Most higher education providers have adapted a range of online learning, teaching and assessment approaches as a response to the pandemic. This paper systematically reviews such responses from higher education providers in various parts of the world and evaluates the challenges and impacts on supporting students in learning and teaching during COVID-19.


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Maddumapatabandi, T. & Gamage, K. 2020, 'Novel coronavirus (COVID-2019) pandemic: common challenges and response from higher education providers', Journal of Applied Learning and Teaching, 3(2), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.37074/jalt.2020.3.2.20

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