Distance education and blended learning have become hugely important aspects of higher education due to the impact of Covid-19 on universities and students globally.  However, several SPHEIR projects (TIDE, PADILEIA, PfP, PEBL) focused on distance education and/or blended learning from the outset. These and others have also used e-learning methods to continue course delivery, provide support services to students, or deliver professional development to academic staff (teaching and administrative).  

Papers

  • INASP, July 2021, PEBL, Summative Evaluation of Partnership for Enhanced and Blended Learning project. Read the report.
  • SPHEIR team, September 2021, Online higher education and Covid adaptation in SPHEIR. Read the paper.
  • Connected Learning in Crisis Consortium, April 2021, PADILEIA, 2020 Yearbook. Download the book.
  • Lane, A. Fawssett, S., The Open University, September 2019, Building employability into a traditional curriculum: partnerships and frameworks to help transform distance education in Myanmar. Read the paper.
  • Gregson, J. Pitt, R. Seal, T, The Open University, September 2019 ,TIDE, Developing a Digital Strategy for Distance Education in Myanmar. Read the paper.
  • Gregson, J. Lane, A. Foster, M., The Open University, September 2019, TIDE, Adaptive Project Design: Early insights from working on the transformation of the distance education system in Myanmar. Read the paper.
  • Lane, A. Gregson, J., The Open University, 2019, TIDE, Fostering innovations in pedagogical practices: transforming distance education through a professional development programme using OER’s. Read the paper.

Blogs and articles

  • Hu, D., Time Higher Education, September 2021, PEBL, A model for developing global expertise in blended learning. Read the article.
  • Nakweya, G., University World News, June 2021, PEDAL, Generosity and collegiality as institutions embrace blended learning. Read the article.
  • Burrows, H., SPHEIR, April 2021, PfP, Working together: UK and Somaliland health workers strengthen the quality of health education in Somaliland. Read the blog.
  • SPHEIR team, SPHEIR, December 2020, PfP, Preparing medical students for clinical practice: How health educators from the UK and Somaliland are transforming Somaliland’s health education system. Read the blog.
  • SPHEIR team, December 2020, Transforming the quality of higher education in the wake of Covid-19. Read the blog.
  • SPHEIR team, SPHEIR, November 2020, PEBL, Success together: East African universities share teaching resources in blended learning project. Read the blog.
  • Hu, Daniella, ACU, November 2020, PEBL, Making digital higher education a reality for all. Read the blog.
  • Hu, Daniella, UNESCO MGIEP, November 2020, PEBL, Spotlight: Optimising virtual learning beyond COVID-19: Towards a new normal. Read the blog.
  • Buchner, T., Dryden, J., INASP, October 2020, TESCEA, Pivoting to remote support for transforming higher education: what we have learnt. Read the blog.
  • The PADILEIA Project Team, King's College London, SPHEIR, September 2020,  PADILEIA, Accessing higher education: Online mentoring for Syrian students. Read the blog.
  • Zubiri, D., FutureLearn, July 2020, PADILEIA, The role of MOOCs in humanitarian affairs. Read the blog.
  • SPHEIR Team, SPHEIR, June 2020, Protecting the environment in Myanmar – advancing environmental science via distance learning. Read the blog.
  • Perris, K. Mohee, R,University World News, June 2020, PEBL, Quality assurance is key to sustainable blended learning. Read the article.
  • French, S, King's College London, May 2020, PfP, International maternity care: My work in Somaliland. Read the blog.
  • Skovgaard, M. Buchner, T., INASP, April 2020, TESCEA, Adapting to continue higher education support amidst a pandemic. Read the blog.
  • Newman, J., The Guardian, November 2019, PADILEIA, Universities are failing refugees. They must do more to prevent a ‘lost generation’. Read the article.
  • Kigotho, W. University World News, November 2019, TESCEA, eLearning – Can it improve graduate employability? Read the article.
  • The PADILEIA Project Team, King's College London, SPHEIR, October 2019, PADILEIA, Breaking down barriers to higher education for Syrian refugees. Read the blog.
  • Mitchell, N., University World News, December 2018, PADILEIA, Digital programme gives Syrian refugees access to HE. Read the article.
  • Wood, A., WonkHE, October 2018, PADILEIA, Designing online courses for refugees. Read the blog.
  • Reay, F., The PIE, August 2018, PADILEIA, How technology is helping to educate Syrian refugees. Read the blog.
  • King's College London, PfP, New programme aims to help Somaliland health workforce. Read the blog.

Videos and webinars

  • SPHEIR team, January 2021, TIDE, LEAP, PEDAL, AQHED, Varieties of online higher education in SPHEIR' - Event 3: Delivery of non-academic online services like student support, and online capacity building for academic and non-academic staff. Watch the webinar.
  • SPHEIR team, December 2020, TESCEA, PfP, PEBL, PADILEIA, Varieties of online higher education in SPHEIR' - Event 2: Delivery of non-academic online services like student support, and online capacity building for academic and non-academic staff. Watch the webinar.
  • SPHEIR team, September 2020, PfP, PEBL, PADILEIA, Varieties of online higher education in SPHEIR' - Event 1: Delivery of formal online learning to students. Watch the webinar.