Based on GDP per capita Nepal is ranked as one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2015 a massive earthquake struck the region of Listikot, affecting vulnerable families living in the area. Three of those families – The Tamang, the Ganesh Bishwakarma and the Shomati Bishwakarma families were badly affected by the earthquake.
Independent regulator of higher education for England, Office for Students (OfS), has written a letter to all higher education institutions in the country in response to the disruption caused by COVID-19 and its impact on university learning. In the letter, Office for Students wrote: “Universities should do all they can to deliver the teaching they
When the pandemic first hit back in March 2020, we saw the immediate impact it had on higher education. Campuses closed, students went home and lectures took place online, yet little consideration went into the long-term impact of the pandemic on higher education settings. Almost a year on, the long-term effects of the pandemic are
This year has been one of monumental change. We have witnessed a pivotal turning point in teaching and learning. The shift towards online learning has opened doors to new ways of thinking and enabled us to embrace the technology at our fingertips. As we reflect on the many challenges higher education has faced this year, that
After emerging from a second national lockdown into a tiered system, we are looking towards a festive season like no other. For five days we will be able to make a ‘Christmas bubble’ with family and friends for an unusual Christmas to end a very unusual year. This year, we’ve all had to adapt to
This year has witnessed a rapid evolution in teaching and learning with a number of pre-existing digital trends in higher education being accelerated and immediately adopted. Due to the pandemic, blended and online learning has become the strategic priority for universities worldwide, but this shift away from face-to-face teaching has created challenges for libraries, academics,