Covid-19 - A Two-Week Transition from Campus to Online at the Acsenda School of Management, Canada

  • John Daniel Acsenda School of Management
Keywords: Covid-19, online education; student support; technology

Abstract

In March 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic obliged Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in many countries to vacate their campuses and operate at a distance. We narrate the experience of the Acsenda School of Management (ASM) in making this sudden transition. ASM is a private for-profit business school with some 1,200, mostly international, students based in Vancouver, Canada. Drawing on interviews with ASM staff the paper identifies why the transition was relatively successful. It concludes with reflections on the longer-term impact of COVID-19 and how to integrate online and distance learning more effectively in HEIs around the world.

Author Biography

John Daniel, Acsenda School of Management

Sir John Daniel is the Chancellor, Acsenda School of Management, Vancouver, Canada. His previous appointments include: president - Laurentian University, Canada; vice-chancellor - UK Open University; Assistant Director-General - UNESCO; and president – The Commonwealth of Learning. His 400 publications include the books: Mega-universities and Knowledge Media: Technology Strategies for Higher Education and Mega-Schools, Technology and Teachers: Achieving Education for All. Email: sirjohnbapu@gmail.com

Published
2020-11-19
How to Cite
Daniel, J. (2020). Covid-19 - A Two-Week Transition from Campus to Online at the Acsenda School of Management, Canada. Journal of Learning for Development , 7(3), 271-285. Retrieved from https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/459
Section
Invited Articles