COMMONWEALTH OF LEARNING – COL has compiled a selection of resources and tools.

Coursera and EdX – with universities all over the world looking to quickly move face-to-face classes online, massive open online course companies Coursera and edX have stepped in to offer access to their vast portfolios of course content.

Coursera will provide the Coursera for Campus platform free to higher education institutions impacted by coronavirus. Universities can sign up to provide their enrolled students with access to more than 3,800 courses and 400 specializations from Coursera’s top university and industry partners. The access will last through the end of July 2020.

FLGI – The Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI) has launched a free online course to help instructors and institutions that need to make a quick move to remote learning. The one-hour program, “Rapid Transition to Online Learning” (RTOL), bills itself as a quick-start guide to maintaining continuity of teaching and learning in a crisis.

IMPERIAL COLLEGE – Science Matters: Let’s Talk about COVID-19. Imperial College and the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA) launch a free course explaining the science behind the response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID19) outbreak.

KHAN ACADEMY– Daily schedules for students ages 2-18 to keep them learning.

LEARN CLOUD by RUMIE – runs on-the-ground digital learning programs for underserved groups, even in poorly connected remote and rural areas. The system has offline functionality.

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS – To ensure that education and research can continue in the face of these challenging times, the Oxford University Press has made some of its learning resources freely accessible for an extended period. In addition, to assist researchers, medical professionals, policy makers, and others who are working to address the pandemic, it has opened up access to its relevant research and article, signed a Wellcome Trust statement pledging to make relevant research available for the duration of the outbreak, and joined efforts from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to make research and data immediately accessible via PubMed Central and other public repositories.

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS – Resources for higher education instructors and students affected by COVID-19.

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS – Free resources for higher education students in India.


Support on learning from home that refers to how schools maintain teaching and learning in the event of a prolonged school closure or student absence. The site addresses school planning, advice to parents and carers, the delivery of learning, as well as provides resources.


The COVID-19 Education Coalition is a diverse group of education organizations brought together by the ISTE/EdSurge team to curate, create and deliver high-quality tools, resources and support for educators and parents as they keep the learning going during extended school closures.


According to Article 12(1) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), ‘States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.’ With similar language, the right to health is recognized inter alia in Article 11 of the European Social Charter, in Article 16 of the African Charter of Human and Peoples’ Rights and in Article 10 of the Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. A number of due diligence obligations can be derived from this legal framework.

Most notably, to comply with these provisions, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) explains that States are obliged to establish ‘prevention and education programmes for behaviour-related health concerns’ (General Comment n° 14, § 16), which could reasonably include educational, professional and social activities which carry a greater risk of transmission of COVID-19.