COVID-19: care, collaboration and community

In recent weeks there have been webinars, events and articles discussing how educational institutions and partners can come together to respond to the challenges that Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 has presented.

With a nod to Austrade’s Rebecca Hall for the ‘three Cs’ inspiration (thank you!), here are a few themes I’ve heard across various discussions, mapped as simply as I could with a very complex and fast-evolving topic. The sources I used are shared below, so please do explore them in more detail.

Here’s what I’ve been listening to, watching and reading to map the themes above:

  1. English Australia webinar: ELICOS sector- wide response: Australia’s bushfires, Novel Coronavirus and the Global Reputation Taskforce
    • Speakers: Brett Blacker (English Australia); Matthew Noble (Dept of Home Affairs); Rebecca Hall and Rhett Miller (Austrade), David Atkins (Dept of Education, Skills and Employment)
    • Links to slides and recording
  2. Event hosted by StudyNSW @HaymarketHQ: We’re in this together: Reaching international students in China
    • Speakers: David Gulasi (Key Opinion Leader and education provider); Vivian Fan (Golden Education); Professor Barney Glover (Western Sydney University); Patrick Signo (Alibaba); Adam Brimo (Open Learning); Phil Laufenberg (Practera)
    • Link to recording
  3. Article: The coronavirus outbreak is the biggest crisis ever to hit international education
    • Authors: Ly Tran (Deakin University) and Christopher Ziguras (RMIT)
    • Link to article
  4. Article: Coronavirus quarantine could spark an online learning boom
    • Author: Carlo Perrotta (Monash University)
    • Link to article

Please note that for updated advice, resources and news, the relevant government and regulatory body websites are the place to be! Austrade’s Study In Australia site brings several resources together in one place.

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