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2020-03-27 00:02:05

The impact of coronavirus on education around the world

The impact of coronavirus on education around the world

It is clear that everyone is concerned about the current situation. Coronavirus infection temporarily suspended the activities of schools and universities. However, one does not have to panic because of this. Nowadays, fortunately, everyone has access to the Internet. Educational institutions have massively switched to online education. Students do not miss lectures, and continue to attend classes remotely. So to think that students suddenly abruptly all together went on vacation is also wrong! Exams are currently rescheduled but not canceled.

Today, for you, SMAPSE have collected information from various educational institutions around the world about how they are currently taking classes and what measures are being taken to normalize the situation.


A representative of Toronto Film School in a letter told us that the school decided to postpone the start of classes until the end of April, and a 14-day quarantine was announced at the school.

However, lectures will be in online format using video conferencing technologies.

Toronto Film School strongly supports its students, trying to make their stay on campus as safe and productive as possible.

Kaplan language schools not only switched to online learning, but also developed the K + Live platform, which includes additional offline / online educational materials and educational clubs. Live lessons pass through the platform with the same duration and the same number of students as before. Students record lectures and answer in the classroom, and teachers answer all questions in real time.


The University of South Alabama also decided to transfer students from March 23 to April 19 to online education. Further, if circumstances permit, education will take place standardly on campus.


The representative of Brockenhurst College also assured SMAPSE that not only lectures will be held online, but the educational office will also carry out their work duties remotely, providing students with full support on all issues.


At Douglas College Canada, they are closely monitoring the evolving situation and helping students who want to postpone their studies until the fall of 2020.

Classes of the summer semester (May 2020) are not currently canceled, although education can be delayed, take place online, through self-study or in other ways, depending on the nature of the course of the program.


The Douglas College educational office plans to work as before, without interruption, continues to consider applications for September 2020 and January 2021, as well as May applications from students already in Canada with a valid study permit, individually.


SMAPSE partners at the University of Northampton also informed SMAPSE of the transition to distance education since March 23. Students continue their studies and study all the necessary and planned courses.

University staff also work online Monday through Friday. In addition, recruitment continues for September 2020.


You need to understand that the current situation is temporary and educational institutions in no case are completely closed, but continue to conduct their activities online and accept applications from applicants! Also on each site of any educational institution you can find a page with the latest updates and, if necessary, contact the representatives of the school or university.


University lectures and school lessons continue remotely, teachers are always in touch with students and are ready to help them!


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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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