BLACK BOARD – Preparing to scale online teaching and learning during Coronavirus. Watch this webinar to hear suggested practices to prepare for teaching and learning continuity. This webinar us open for anyone involved in administering or delivering teaching and learning especially system administrators, e-learning technologists, IT managers, Heads of Teaching and Learning, faculty and academic staff.

CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT – Tools to support remote teaching and learning. The focus should be on pedagogy and learning, and not technology. All the tools still require the skill, experience and expertise of a teacher. They may involve approaches and techniques that would not normally be used. The tools should be in line with any school eSafety policy.

CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY – 9 resources for when Coronavirus moves your course online. To assist instructors, modify their pedagogy and incorporate digital teaching tools, tips and best practices including on online teaching and instructional design.

CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY – Moving to Digital Learning Fast: Where to start. Education experts offer advice on how to make the transition to online instruction.

EDUBLOG – Teaching Online due to school closure. The guide provides insights into how educators around the world are approaching school closures. Thousands of teachers worldwide are currently sharing snippets of their experiences via social media or their blogs. Edublog has compiled, curated and built on some common themes and ideas to create an extensive guide.


GOV UK – COVID-19 guidance for education settings developed to assist schools and other educational settings in providing advice for pupils, students, staff and parents or carers.

LEARNING EQUALITY – guidelines and references for using open-source learning platform, Kolibri. Kolibri is an ecosystem of interacting products, and at its core is the Kolibri Learning Platform, where students and educators login and directly use digital materials to support learning and teaching.

MICROSOFT AND GOOGLE – Microsoft and google technology support sessions for schools establishing distance learning. To assist schools who have any technology support questions, Microsoft and Google are holding online meetings to support schools establishing or offering distance learning for their students.

Schools can participate in Google Hangouts meeting drop in sessions at This location. Other useful Google links are: Teach from Home and the Learning Hub.

OLC – to help institutions prepare for emergency situations such as a COVID-19 outbreak, the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) has put together a list of tools and advice for handling a quick shift to online courses.

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO – Teaching within technology and inquiry: an open course for teachers. The course is designed with K-12 teachers in mind. Teacher candidates, higher education instructors, and other educators may also find it relevant. In six weeks, major themes and challenges of integrating inquiry and technology as a community of practitioners, are discussed.

UNIVERSITY WORLD NEWS – How to make the switch to online teaching more effective.

WORLD BANK – With schools closed, many countries turn to the radio, as was proven useful in the Ebola crisis. The toolkit, developed in 2005, explains how to use radio to teach and learn, and may be relevant for many countries in response to pandemic induced situations.

WORLD BANK – A 12-page briefing note prepared to help orient policymakers to some general rules of thumb of potential relevance when very quickly exploring and rolling out the use of remote learning, distance education and online learning at scale (posted 16 March 2020).

For updated versions of this draft briefing note, supporting documentation, and other related documents, please visit the EdTech & COVID-19 resource on the World Bank’s education web site.