Dr. Bijoy Lal Basu
University of Dhaka
I am a Bangladeshi academic based in Dhaka. My areas of interest include curriculum and instruction, intercultural communication, and teacher education.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education globally. Bangladesh too has been severely affected. Private universities have responded by starting online class from April, but public universities remain closed. Discussions/debates ensued among educators, policymakers, and students regarding the readiness and feasibility of online education at public universities. Drawing on data from a large-scale study using mixed methods design, this paper highlights the challenges to online education and draws on insights to suggest strategies for implementation.