Author(s): Hadeel Abdellatif & Fadi R. Shahroury
A plethora of research have been published on COVID-19 focusing only on its negative impact on every aspect of our lives. Undoubtedly, COVID-19 has been one of the worst health emergencies that caused millions of deaths around the world and disastrous effects on economies and various sectors. However, research so far has completely ignored the other part of the story. Therefore, this study turns the scales upside down and focuses on the bright side of COVID-19 by exploring its positive impact on e-learning and the educational sector in Jordan. This study discusses the action plan for e-learning set by the Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education for the period 2021-2023. The results demonstrate that COVID-19 has done to e-learning more than any strategy or plan by the Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education and all higher education institutions. It has opened the eyes on the potential and promises of e-learning for the higher education sector in Jordan.