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13. Korea Office BBL- Leapfrogging the Challenges of Higher Education During COVID-19: Early Lessons from Korea

"Covering Korea’s efforts to ensure learning continuity, provide infrastructure support to universities, and introduce new policies and regulations to support students and institutions through the pandemic."

BBL Date - July 22, 2020

Universities and governments around the world have been grappling with the response to COVID-19, including virtual delivery of courses, assessment of online learning, and forming guidelines for reopening. This webinar spotlights Korea’s experience in supporting its higher education system during the COVID-19 crisis and brings together experts to discuss early lessons that have emerged and the implications for other countries, including in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Focusing on the work of the Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS), the discussions will cover Korea’s efforts to ensure learning continuity, provide infrastructure support to universities, and introduce new policies and regulations to support students and institutions through the pandemic.

The event is jointly organized by the Korea office, KERIS, and the Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) in collaboration with the Education GP. PASET is a unique, pan-African initiative that was launched in 2013 by African governments with facilitation by the World Bank to strengthen the technical and scientific capacity of Sub-Saharan Africa. KERIS is a public institution under the Ministry of Education of Korea mandated to promote various projects and academic research related to ICT in Education.

You can access the presentations Efforts to Building an Open, Easy and Resourceful (K-OER) Distance Learning Ecosystem for Korea's Higher Education and Triumph over the Challenges of Higher Education During COVID-19: Early Lessons from Korea HERE

About the Presenters

Safaa El Tayeb El-Kogali

Practice Manager, Eastern, and Southern Africa, Education GP

World Bank

Sanghyun Jang

Director of Higher Education and Academic Division

KERIS

Hoon Sahib Soh

Special Representative/ Country Manager

World Bank Group Korea office

Aminata Sall Diallo

Executive Director

PASET Executive Board

Halil Dundar

Practice Manager, Central and Southern Africa, Education GP

World Bank

Namgi Park

Professor

Gwangju National University of Education

Hwansun Yoon

Senior Programme Officer, Global Cooperation Section

KERIS

Song Chang Hong

Director, Development Research, Center for International Development

Korea Development Institute

Sajitha Bashir

Global Adviser on Science, Technology and Innovation, Education GP

World Bank

Mohammed Salifu

Executive Secretary, National Council for Tertiary Education

Ghana

Ekua Bentil

Education Specialist, Education GP

World Bank

Join the Discussion

Jes�s Manuel

- Aug 16, 2021
Great

EBRAHIM

- Aug 16, 2021
Great

Nirmal

- Jan 14, 2021
informative

MOHAMMAD

- Jan 12, 2021
Great!

Mohammad Nadir

- Aug 16, 2020
Excellent!

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Aug 7, 2020
Early Lessons from Korea
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