COVID-19 and Online Learning Resources

COVID-19 is having an enormous impact on education globally, creating uncertainty across the higher education sector, and bringing student mobility to a standstill. THE-ICE have created this page with the intention to provide further support and resources, including webinars and links to key articles, for our valued members. If you have any questions or contributions, please email

THE-ICE COVID-19 Webinar Series

COVID-19 and Online Teaching & Learning webinar 

When: Thursday 26 March 2020 07:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Topic: THE-ICE COVID-19 and Online teaching & learning

Register in advance for this webinar:

The webinar is intended to support THE-ICE members with sharing information relating to how individual member institutions are coping with, or handling the effects of Covid-19 in each of their home countries. THE-ICE will also be outlining its response to Covid-19 and the changes that are anticipated for the remainder of 2020.

Members are invited to participate and share knowledge about institutional guidelines that have been put in place, new learning and teaching methodologies being implemented and ways in which students are being supported through these very difficult times. Please do encourage participation by all relevant staff members.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Ongoing webinars

HELI’s Professional Development Webinars

HELI have developed a broad range of Webinar topics designed as Professional Development opportunities. The aim of the webinars are to assist higher education practitioners to come together in a neutral setting to discuss topical issues and to gain insight into cutting edge practices. These webinars are exclusively free for THE-ICE members as part of the Business Alliance Agreement. Click here to view the calendar of events and register. Please note, we are currently looking at the feasibility of adding an additional ‘Fundamental Principles of Online Teaching and Learning’.

Useful Resources

Russell Partnership Technology COVID-19 Response  Deployment Plan – Supporting the transition to online delivery

With extensive experience in on-line teaching and facilitation, utilizing our industry leading simulation programs, Russell Partnership Technology are pleased to share their best practices to support our members during this uncertain and challenging time. This plan is a rapid action response to deliver the assistance you require to carry on with your teaching during these unchartered times.

Thinking about Pedagogy in an Unfolding Pandemic

An Independent report on approaches to distance learning during the COVID19 school closures. Report written by Armand Doucet, Dr. Deborah Netolicky, Koen Timmers and Francis Jim Tuscano to inform the work of Education International and UNESCO.

Predicting student numbers during the COVID-19 recession: 2021 could be an unexpected peak year

Andrew Norton, 25 March 2020

10 Ways to Help Your Students Cope with the Transition to Virtual Learning

Tsedal Neeley, Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.

COVID-19 support: New QAA guidance for HE providers on maintaining quality and academic standards

QAA, 23rd March 2020

Best Practices: Online Pedagogy

Harvard University, Teach Remotely Best Practices

Australia’s international students are anxious about experiencing COVID-19 away from home,

SBS News, Updated 22/03/2020, By Bernadette Clarke


COVID-19 is classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, that provide advise for basic protective measures. Click here to read WHO advice.