In view of the significant potential impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on education, the Office of the President through the Presidential Taskforce on Sri-Lanka’s Education Affairs has requested all higher education institutions to conduct a rapid assessment of online learning nationwide. This would be the basis for providing more context for specific support to continue tertiary education during this crisis. During the university closure, online learning is seen as one of the ways to continue tertiary education, but there are challenges on the ground.
I would like to seek your support in conducting a rapid assessment on remote learning in tertiary education. The survey is conducted through an online platform called SurveyShare with the support from Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The specific objectives of the rapid assessment are: (i) to assess the current utilization of online learning, and digital learning of faculty members and students of universities, particularly under COVID-19; (ii) understand the challenges faced by university administrations, their faculty members, and students in online learning; and, (iii) help define programme opportunities for scaling-up online learning.
Three separate online surveys will be administered to three groups of respondents: students,
faculty and university/HEI administration.
The information is encrypted and will be kept strictly
confidential, not be shared with any third party, and the analysis will be conducted in aggregate
form and will not be used to identify specific individuals.
The new deadline for submission of the online survey is 28th June 2020 (Sunday).
Your kind cooperation in completing this online survey by the extended deadline is highly appreciated.
Quick Links for Rapid Assessment,
Link : http://www.surveyshare.com/s/AYAMK5D
Respondents: All students
Faculty Member Survey:
Link : http://www.surveyshare.com/s/AYAM24D
Respondents: All Professors, Associate Professors, Lecturers, Assistant Lecturers and other Academic Staff
University/HEI Administration Survey:
Link : http://www.surveyshare.com/s/AYAMK4D
Ministry of Higher Education, Technology & Innovation