Toolkit for the Assessment of Organizational Readiness for Implementation of Online Courses

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Implementation of online courses has never been as urgent as it is now, during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many organizations find themselves unprepared for this change. According to Houlden, & Veletsianos (2020), the lack of planning measures can create tensions due to the requirements of the rapid adoption of online learning by the organizations.

Therefore, this Toolkit for the Assessment of Organizational Readiness for Implementation of Online Courses aims to serve as an self-assessment tool by the organizations to address their readiness for such a change.

The Toolkit is developed based on four theoretical frameworks for the assessment of organizational readiness for e-learning (Piña, 2017; Schreurs & Al-Huneidi, 2012; Schreurs,  Gelan, & Sammour, 2009; Watkins, 2014), and consists of an assessment of the five primary elements: leadership, culture, people, infrastructure and pedagogy.


Click on the image above to access the toolkit.

This toolkit was developed in collaboration with Dugg Steary, Sharon Ambata-Villanueva, Caroline Monsell, & Tehreem Shah.  

We are looking forward to your feedback!


Houlden, S. & Veletsianos, G. (2020, March 12). COVID-19 pushes universities to switch to online classes—But are they ready? [Blog post]. Retrieved from

Piña, A. (2017). An organizational development framework for assessing readiness and capacity for expanding online education. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 20(3). Retrieved from

Schreurs, J., & Al-Huneidi, A. (2012). E-Learning readiness in organizations. International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning, 5(1), 4–7. doi: 10.3991/ijac.v5i1.1885

Schreurs, J., Gelan, A., & Sammour, G. (2009). E-Learning readiness in organisations: Case Healthcare. International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning, 2(2), 34–39. doi:10.3991/ijac.v2i2.908

Watkins, R. (2014). Twenty essential questions for deciding if your organization is ready for e-learning. Distance Learning, 11(4), 47–50.

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