From Hurricanes to Pandemics: The Pivot to Online Education in the Bahamas

dc.contributor.author Robertson, Robert
dc.coverage.placeName Bahamas
dc.coverage.spatial Caribbean and Americas
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-18T22:55:23Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-18T22:55:23Z
dc.date.issued 2022-09
dc.description.abstract PCF10 Sub-theme: Building Resilience // Globally, countries are addressing the unprecedented and dramatic impacts of Covid-19 pandemic on the economy, health, education and society itself. In the Bahamas, an added challenge relates to managing the recovery efforts from the major Hurricane Dorian that devastated the Abacos and Grand Bahama in Fall 2019. This paper describes the efforts of the Bahamas to enhance the workforce-ready skills necessary to address the considerable demands of companies rebuilding the hurricane-ravaged northern islands and simultaneously competing in a post-Covid-19 environment. Specifically, this paper uses as an example the community college system, the Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI), to illustrate advancing workforce skills on-line. In particular, BTVI used resources available through the Commonwealth of Learning including faculty training and open education resources. This COL/BTVI partnership was an instrumental component in a systematic, fact based approach to dealing with the dual impacts of the hurricane and the pandemic. Based, in part, on the faculty training BTVI initiated a series of shorter, stackable, industry certified online courses. // This presentation will describe the application of the online response to quickly address the need to pivot to a different mode of course delivery. // Paper ID 6690
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.56059/pcf10.6690
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/4316
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
dc.subject Disaster Management
dc.subject Resilience
dc.subject Online Learning
dc.subject Employable Skills
dc.title From Hurricanes to Pandemics: The Pivot to Online Education in the Bahamas
dc.type Working Paper
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