As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, so do the risks we face. The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped at national borders. It has affected people regardless of nationality, level of education, income or gender. But the same has not been true for its consequences, which have hit the most vulnerable hardest. Indeed, numerous countries around the world decided to close schools nationwide to prevent or contain the spread of the virus, significantly affecting the learning of millions of children and adolescents. The COVID-19 pandemic has also had a severe impact on higher education as universities closed their premises and countries shut their borders in response to lockdown measures. Although higher education institutions were quick to replace face-to-face lectures with online learning, these closures affected learning and examinations as well as the safety and legal status of international students in their host country.

“Education During and Post COVID-19 world: The potential of Shifting from traditional learning approaches to virtual and remote course delivery” a new international Forum series produced by The College of Engineering in Gulf University. The Forum program will provide an opportunity from higher education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training practitioners from Gulf University lectures beside participants from Kingdom of Bahrain and overseas to discuss on the opportunities and challenges of emergency remote teaching based on experiences of the COVID-19 emergency. In Addition, through these Forums we aim to also discuss and share best practices in quality online higher education delivery, quality assessment policies and innovative approaches for online education beyond the current pandemic situation. In dealing with current situation, the landscape of teaching and learning in higher education has experienced major changes and challenges. In order to adapt in this situation, the Forum program is targeting participants from the level of policy-makers to practitioners and students as the main stakeholders.


  • Share experiences on the delivery of online education and research during COVID-19 and discuss sustainable, innovative approaches to quality online education for a future beyond the current pandemic settings.

  • Provide a forum for researchers, educators, students and industries to exchange ideas, to communicate and discuss research findings and new advances in education.

  • Give researchers from various local universities and different countries the opportunity to report their latest research findings and exchange views in an effort to achieve better cooperation in the future.

  • Inspire participants to share innovations in their teaching & learning journey towards best practices of the 21st century education, focusing on the engineering field.

  • Identify common challenges & discuss solution for best practices and acknowledge the efforts in enhancing teaching and learning practices.

  • Discuss best practice approaches to delivering quality online higher education, support for continued research, quality assessment policies for online study programs, and to encourage further collaboration between educational institutions in Bahrain and overseas country.

Topics of Interest

The topics discussed in this Forum will focus on towards regulating the new normal for education delivery during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • COVID-19 and Education: Planning for Education in a Post-COVID-19 World Toward re-establish strong learning environments and address the instructional needs of students and staff using Artificial Intelligent (AI) Technology.

  • COVID-19 and Education: Rising the Need for IoT Technologies to Manage the Education In The Post-Covid By Leading An Institution Through An Unprecedented Crisis.

  • COVID-19 and Education: How Is Digital Platforms Used in Education and How Is the COVID-19 pandemic has changed education forever - Examples from the real world today Lessons from Remote Learning During COVID-19 and a glimpse into the future.

  • COVID-19 and Education: How Is the Digital Technologies become important tools for life in a modern world, and how can be the only way to go to school safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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