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Distance Learning and Business Continuity Plan in Post-Covid-19 Era at Umm Al-Qura University


Hanaa Yamani and Waleed Elsigini


Vol. 22  No. 3  pp. 653-657


The Corona pandemic has changed the work of all educational institutions all over the world and pushed these institutions to take the distance learning approach as a solution to face this pandemic Umm Al-Qura University was one of the first educational institutions that responded to the risks and prepared a business continuity plan to face the threats of the Corona pandemic. In this context, this paper aimed to prepare a proposed business continuity plan for the post-Corona era at Umm Al-Qura University considering the capabilities and services analysis for the deanship of e learning and distance education at Umm Al-Qura University. In addition, the special decisions that taken by stakeholders about students return to campus. As well as all possibilities that may occur to both the student and the faculty member whether feeling the symptoms of Covid19 inside the university or outside it, and what are the procedures taken to suit each of these cases in order to keep the learning community and the outside society safe.


Distance learning, Business continuity plan, Covid-19, Higher Education.