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OECD-HARVARD-HundrED-World Bank webinar: Remote Online Examinations in Higher Education during COVID-19

July 28, 2020

Webinar | July 28, 2020 | 8:30-9:30 AM, Washington, DC Time


  • According to a recent survey, as much as 90% of higher education institutions in the world have replaced classroom instruction with distance teaching and learning during the COVID-19 crisis. At the same time, higher education institutions still had to give credits, allow students to move to the next grade level, or award them degrees. How did they do it when students had to take their exams from home? To what extent does the crisis point to the need to rethink the ways higher education institutions certify their students’ knowledge and qualifications?

    Join the national and international education policy makers and researchers for a discussion on these questions and short- and long-term solutions to the challenges. This is the fifth event in the joint Lessons For Education webinar series by the Harvard Global Education Initiative, HudrED, the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, and the World Bank Group Education Global Practice.

  • Manuel Heitor

    Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal

    Roberta Malee Bassett

    Global Lead for Tertiary Education, World Bank

    Andrew Ho

    Professor of Education, Harvard University, United States

    Christopher Buddle

    Associate Provost (Teaching and Academic Programs), McGill University

    Andreas Schleicher

    OECD Director for Education and Skills
  • About the Lessons for Education Webinar Series:

    The World Bank Group Education Global Practice, Harvard Global Education Innovation InitiativeHundrED, and the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills have combined their expertise on education to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. As part of this joint initiative, the institutes have gathered information from around the world on how countries are responding to the crisis in the education sector. The webinar series highlights some of the experiences.

    To view the past and upcoming events in the series, please visit: