Hong Kong Higher Education and the 2020 Outbreak

We’ve Been Here Before

  • Ian Holliday the University of Hong Kong
  • Gerard Postiglione the Consortium for Higher Education Research in Asia, the University of Hong Kong
Keywords: Hong Kong, COVID-19, higher education, online delivery

Abstract

Universities around the world responded to COVID-19 in different ways. Hong Kong, located close to the origin, was fast to react. Teaching and learning quickly migrated online and universities engaged with challenges in maintaining the quality of instructional delivery. Alongside inevitable downsides generated by real-time re-engineering of higher education, unexpected upsides were also registered. Drawing out the lessons from this most unusual semester will be a key task when campuses are again able to function properly.

Author Biographies

Ian Holliday, the University of Hong Kong

Ian Holliday is vice president and pro-vice-chancellor (Teaching and Learning), the University of Hong Kong. E-mail: ian.holliday@ hku.hk.

Gerard Postiglione, the Consortium for Higher Education Research in Asia, the University of Hong Kong

Gerard A. Postiglione is chair professor (ret.) and coordinator of the Consortium for Higher Education Research in Asia, The University of Hong Kong. E-mail: gerry@hku.hk.

Published
2020-04-30
How to Cite
Holliday, I., & Postiglione, G. (2020). Hong Kong Higher Education and the 2020 Outbreak. International Higher Education, (102), 20-22. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ihe/article/view/14607
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